Date Article
27th Apr 2016

Delegate Day Rate for only £50 ex VAT

We recognise that our members are busy professionals and it can be difficult to commit to a two-day conference away from the office. So you'll be pleased to know that at CPC Conference 2016 we also have Day Rates available for only £50 ex. VAT.

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

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.

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