|17th Mar 2016||Tender for Staff Absence Insurance
CPC expect to be in position to invite tenders for Staff Absence Insurance within the next two weeks. This will be an exciting new framework...
|17th Mar 2016||Expiry of Payroll Services Outsourced Framework
The above framework is due to expire on 31 March 2016. We have taken the decision that we will not be renewing this framework for the time being. However...
|17th Mar 2016||Customer Engagement Event in London
Further to this month's CPC news article about the planned Customer Engagement Events we have an update on the work CCS have been doing to find suitable locations and venues...
|10th Mar 2016||Awarding Organisations: Customer Engagement Event in London
Hot on the heels of this month's CPC news article about the planned Customer Engagement Events we have an update on the work CCS have been doing to find suitable locations and venues. From this we are now planning to hold one in Leeds (with details to be confirmed shortly) and one in London.
|1st Mar 2016||Supply Teacher Guidance and Good Practice - Request for Information
NAHT, ASCL and DfE would like to develop some guidance for Schools and Academies on good practice in recruiting Supply Teachers and working with Supply Teacher agencies. They would be keen to hear from you what that guidance should cover and more importantly, they’d like you to send through any advice, tips, good practice you could share with other Schools and Academies.
|1st Mar 2016||Offer on Discontinued Kitchen Unit Carcasses
TradePoint (B&Q), one of our suppliers on the Tools, Fasteners, Fixings, Adhesives and Ironmongery framework is currently running a time limited offer on discontinued kitchen unit carcasses which may be of interest if you use them as part of a course.
|1st Mar 2016||Opportunity for Suppliers of Academies Insurance
CPC are currently inviting tenders for the new Academies Insurance Framework that will be due to commence upon expiry of the existing agreement on 1st July 2016. The opportunity for suppliers to express an interest is available at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cpc/aspx/Home.
|1st Mar 2016||New OJEU Forms have been published
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 introduced changes to the information that must be published in an OJEU Notice and required new forms, for example, the new contract notice and award notice for procurements falling under the Light Touch Regime.
|1st Mar 2016||Procurement Case: Lightways (Contractors) Ltd v Inverclyde Council 2015
In 2015 Inverclyde Council held a mini-competition for street lighting services under a framework agreement and awarded the contract to Amey Public Services LLP, however it was Amey OW Ltd that was party to the framework agreement. Lightways (Contractors) Ltd (not a supplier on the framework) challenged the award on the basis that this was unlawful direct award made without advertisement in the OJEU.
|1st Mar 2016||Engagement with Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s)
The new EU regulations proactively encourage increased engagement with SMEs which is something that CPC has always endeavored to do. On two frameworks recently carried out under the new EU regulations approximately a third of successful suppliers declared themselves an SME. We believe this is a positive indication that our tender process facilitates SME participation.
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