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Issue #76
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 - New Introduction to procurement e-learning course launched
This new platform provides access to our CPD accredited training programme which provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of good procurement practice for those with responsibility for procurement in schools, academies or trusts as well as those brand new to procurement working in further and higher education.
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Latest News Posts

All - PPE stock levels and latest updates for members

The latest stock levels and lead times are available in our FAQs article. Details of the PPE items which are now VAT exempt are also included and a new Framework Identifier Tool has been added which can be used to find the most suitable framework for key PPE items.
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Estates - A “new normal” for building cleaning services as educational institutions begin to re-open

This article provides tips and additional resources you can access to adapt your cleaning service to the “new normal.”
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All - Cabinet Office PPN - Updated guidance on payment of suppliers at risk and variation of contracts

The Cabinet Office have issued a new Procurement Policy Note (PPN) that updates and builds on previous policy notes in relation to payment of at risk suppliers.
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Office supplies - Star Academies Trust case study

Find out how Banner’s focused account management and one stop shop service offered via CPC's Stationery and Education Supplies framework made all the difference to a group of schools across the North and Midlands.
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All - What is a Dynamic Purchasing System?

This article explores what Dynamic Purchasing Systems are and how they compare to a traditional framework agreement.
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All - Putting social value at the heart of procurement

This article aims to provide some practical tips for including social value in procurement.
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Estates - The pros and cons of using an external security company

We take a look at the pros and cons specifically in relation to security service contracts.
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Estates - Whatever next?

This article explains how maximising the operational potential of existing security and access control infrastructure can help to keep building occupants safe.
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Framework Updates

Estates - White Goods and Associated Products and Services agreement extension

NWUPC has extended the current White Goods and Associated Products and Services agreement until 28th February 2021.
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Articles from the Blog

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