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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.

1st Mar 2016

CPC Invited to Present at Procurement Event in South Korea

CPC are delighted to announce that we have been invited to present about UK Education Sector Procurement and to engage with suppliers at a Procurement Partnering Conference Event taking place in South Korea on 13th May. The aim of the conference is to promote engagement between UK and South Korean suppliers and manufacturers.

1st Mar 2016

Update on the Awarding Organisations Project

The project to set up a framework for working with Awarding Organisations is progressing well. In January the steering group ran a supplier day in London. A variety of suppliers attended either the morning or afternoon session and there was a great deal of discussion about the project which was been extremely valuable to the group.

1st Mar 2016

15-19% Average Savings Found in Recent CPC Benchmarking

Please see the fantastic results that have been achieved in the benchmarking exercises that have been carried out during January and February 2016.

1st Mar 2016

Launch Date for Re-Tender of Security Services - Manned Guarding

We are pleased to inform you that the new Security Services – Manned Guarding Framework was launched on 22 February 2016 and is now ready for you to use.

1st Feb 2016

Desktop Hardware Framework

After a number of months evaluating the 67 tender submissions we are pleased to announce the launch of the framework that hopefully will not only satisfy your ICT needs but exceed them.

1st Feb 2016

How the CPC can help with electronic procurement

Using a CPC framework avoids the need to invest in an e-tendering system as we offer members access to our e-tendering systems free of charge.

1st Feb 2016

Electronic procurement – new guidance on the regulations

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) have issued guidance on the changes in The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 that affect the way in which contracting authorities communicate with tenderers during a tender process for contracts above £164,176 in value

1st Feb 2016

Planning Ahead Could Save You Up to 28% on Insurance Renewals

For insurance renewals due 1st August 2016, now is the perfect time to start preparing your insurance tenders for the CPC FE Insurance framework...

12th Jan 2016

New Member of Staff Joins the Contracting Team

We are delighted to let you know that Sheila Smith joined the CPC team this month as one of our Senior Contracts & Procurement Officers, taking over the frameworks that Ranjana previously managed.

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