CPC Newsletter April 2020
Issue #74
Welcome to the latest CPC newsletter, please can you send this newsletter on to the person responsible for the procurement areas highlighted in green in the headlines as the articles contain urgent procurement information.
All - CPL Group Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
Please read this important update regarding Coronavirus and how our group will be operating during this period.
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Latest News Posts

All - Payment of suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the COVID-19 outbreak

The Cabinet Office have issued a Procurement Policy Note setting out information and guidance for all public bodies concerning payment of their suppliers to assist with service continuity during and after the current Coronavirus outbreak.
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All - Responding to COVID-19

The Cabinet Office have published a Procurement Policy Note with information and guidance on the public procurement regulations and responding to the current Coronavirus outbreak.
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All - Tendering during the Coronavirus pandemic

Tenet have developed a step-by-step guide to provide the sector with hints and tips that ensure compliancy and that an effective tendering process can be completed during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Estates - The cost of energy has reduced due to the current COVID-19 situation

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and reduced economic activity, Crude Oil prices have collapsed leading to a 4 year energy market low point.
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Library - Support for students studying at home from Library Resources suppliers

Suppliers on the Library Resources Framework have provided an update of what they are doing in order to help member institutions out at a time of social isolation.
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All - Update regarding CPL Group grant funding

Following the Coronovirus outbreak the current grant funding window has been put on hold.
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Estates - Estates essential materials supplier opening and availability

Electrical Materials, Plumbing, Building Materials and Tools framework suppliers have provided branch opening times and delivery options.
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All - Five work from home tips from Banner

Banner the sole supplier on our Stationery and Education Supplies framework have put together five tips to help you excel when you work from home.
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Framework Updates

Estates - New Firefighting Equipment and Associated Services framework

NEUPC has recently launched a brand-new framework for Firefighting Equipment and Associated Services.
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AV - New agreement for Audio Visual Equipment and Installations Services

The new agreement was awarded over two lots and started on the 1st March 2020.
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Estates - New Mechanical, Electrical and Building Fabric Maintenance framework launched

CPC have launched a new framework which allows members to work with a single contractor capable of delivering their full Mechanical and Electrical requirements.
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Estates - New Janitorial and Cleaning Supplies framework launched

CPC have launched a new framework which will meet the Janitorial and Cleaning Supplies needs of CPC members.
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Estates - A brand-new Security Services framework is coming soon

The framework will serve as a route to market for any members with a requirement for a variety of security services.
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Estates - Crown Paints price update

Price increases have been confirmed by Crown Paints. Crown have provided rationale for these increases.
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Articles from the Blog

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