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On Demand Tender Support

Get expert help that is tailored to your needs with CPC's tender services. 

We are the leading provider of tendering services to the education sector. CPC's tendering team (previously known as Tenet On Demand) complete over 300 tenders for our customers each year, across a wide range of spend categories and in compliance with internal policy and external procurement regulations. 

Why choose CPC? 

CPC is a not-for-profit organisation and our tendering services team will design a competitive tender process which is tailored to your institution's unique requirements whilst getting the best commercial results. Where the UK Public Contract Regulations/Procurement Act 2023 apply, all the necessary compliant steps are taken, allowing you peace of mind for the duration of the contract. 97% of our education sector customers would recommend our On Demand tender service to others. 

Tailored tender support 

CPC will support you through what can be a complicated and time-consuming process. We will visit you on several occasions for face-to-face discussions on the finer detail of the specification, evaluation process and final decision. Our procurement consultants  will manage the full tender process ensuring that you can continue with your normal duties without managing these extra tasks. 

CPC's unique tendering service includes: 

  1. A nationwide team with extensive knowledge across a wide range of project categories and the UK Public Contracts Regulations (PCR 2015) / Procurement Act 2023 

  2. Capacity across the team to allow for contingency plans to be activated should unplanned leave occur, avoiding any impact on your project delivery 

  3. Managed procurement services which are covered by comprehensive professional indemnity insurance 

  4. Fully compliant PCR 2015 web-based e-tendering software used on all projects 

  5. Support packages designed for our customer's needs. One size doesn't need to fit all! 

  6. Collaboration specialist with extensive knowledge of the education sector needs, in terms of individual requirements, independence and cost reduction 

  7. Low-cost support packages for contract monitoring, ensuring value is achieved following CPC's appointment 

If you can find a lower cost option which meets the same levels of service of CPC then please call us, we will do our best to match it. 

E-tendering web-based software 

CPC use MultiQuote which is e-tendering software that enables multiple users to work on your project at one time, whilst allowing a project lead (your main point of contact) to take ultimate responsibility for the smooth delivery. E-tendering is a mandatory requirement and using CPC's services means you don't need to invest in the tender software, but if you wish you can buy it through the e-tendering software framework.  

Contract management 

Completing a tendering process is an initial method to gaining value for money from your contract. Stage two is to contract manage the chosen supplier's service throughout the contract.  CPC offer contract management services designed to meet your needs and budget: 

  1. Production of a contracts database -- collation of contract data 

  2. Key date monitoring -- prompting of key dates for reviews, renewals and retender start dates 

  3. Contract review support -- off-site support which identifies key elements of service levels to ensure you have all the information you need for your meeting(s) 

  4. Onsite contract review support -- Attendance at the meeting(s) in addition to the support identified in point 3 

  5. Fully managed service -- A fully inclusive service including all of the above points. 

Tendering support 

If your organisation wishes to run a tendering process in-house but would benefit from some support or mentoring during the process, CPC can design bespoke tender support to help you fill any knowledge or time gaps that you may have. We can help with: 

  • Drafting tender documents and specification writing 

  • Supplier management -- acting as the link between you and suppliers 

  • Evaluation support 

  • Support at clarification meetings 

  • Drafting supplier feedback letters 

  • Drafting and publishing award notices 

  • Drafting and publishing Regulation 84 reports 

  • Tender publication services 

CPC can help you complete a robust tendering service which will deliver value for money for the entire contract period. 


We have undertaken collaborative tenders for many years and our knowledge has evolved over multiple projects so you can appoint CPC with confidence. From desktop PC's to cleaning services, and from planned preventative maintenance contracts to outsourced catering services, CPC has delivered successful projects time and time again. 

Our process allows participating organisations to retain their independence whilst enjoying the benefits of group purchasing like  group discounts and sharing ideas with other organisations which can improve your specification and potentially reduce costs. 

Excellent service from start to finish. Very professional and worked with the school at all stages to ensure we got the best contract. 
Mrs Catherine Ingram
Sharples School 

Could your organisation benefit from expert procurement support? Call our team on 0800 066 2188 or fill in the form on the Contact Us page.