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Procurement Advisory Group (PAG) Feb/March/April Meetings

PAG are passionate about ensuring the CPL Group provides exceptional value and service to the sector.

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Mark Pearson becomes Learning & Development Lead

The CPL Group is delighted to welcome Mark Pearson to our People Development team as Learning & Development Lead. 

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Image - CPL Group Annual Report for 2022-23 published

CPL Group Annual Report for 2022-23 published

Our 2022-23 Annual Report is now available, showcasing how the CPL Group charity has continued to go from strength to strength.

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CPL Group closing times confirmed for festive period

The CPL Group will be closed from 5pm on Friday 22nd December and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

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Transforming Public Procurement - new Knowledge Drops

The first training products have been released by the UK Cabinet Office in respect of the procurement reforms, comprised of a new series of short videos.

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New CPC Newsletter for December now distributed

The final CPC Newsletter of 2023 was published this week and contains a host of procurement news and event information for education sector stakeholders.

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CPL Village returns to Schools & Academies Show at the NEC

Come and meet our experts and a host of suppliers at the CPL Village when the Schools & Academies Show returns to the NEC in Birmingham on 22nd November.

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Giving Back funding window opens in November 2023

The CPL Group are delighted to be launching a new grant funding window this November!

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CPL Group recognised by Great Place to Work®

The CPL Group is proud to celebrate Certification Nation Day, along with the community of Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies across the country.

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Image - Procurement Advisory Group (PAG) October/November Meetings

Procurement Advisory Group (PAG) October/November Meetings

PAG are passionate about ensuring the CPL Group provides exceptional value and service to the sector.

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Choose a more charitable career with the CPL Group

A career with the CPL Group offers rewarding work that helps our next generation, with charity embedded in the company’s structure, ethos and identity.

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Image - Highlighting the CPL Group's Women in the Workplace

Highlighting the CPL Group's Women in the Workplace

Our workplace is for female talent to thrive. To be themselves. And to make a difference to the education sector we serve through our work and our charity.

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CPL Group named a 2023 UK’s Best Workplace™ for Women

CPL are committed to building an engaging, inclusive culture that empowers people to thrive and grow.

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CPL Learning to offer members on demand training

CPL Learning is offering advanced, on demand training for procurement professionals from 11th July, free of charge for CPC members.

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Image - Special edition CPC Newsletter packed with information

Special edition CPC Newsletter packed with information

A king-size edition of the CPC Newsletter was published this week, containing a wealth of procurement news and event information.

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Image - Coming July 2023 – The White Paper Conference

Coming July 2023 – The White Paper Conference

CPL Learning are delighted to bring to our members and clients advanced training for procurement professionals absolutely FREE!

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CPL Group enjoys a successful Schools & Academies Show

Thanks to all who visited the CPL Village, sponsored by Wella Company, at May 2023's Schools and Academies Show in London.

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Free financial services workshop for CPC members

Framework supplier SAAF Education will be running a free financial services workshop exclusively for CPC members on Friday 14th July 2023 at 12-1pm.

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Great Place to Work-Certified™ for 3rd Year Running

CPL Group is delighted to announce it has been accredited as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organisation for the third successive year!

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Procurement Advisory Group (PAG) July Meeting Dates

The Group are passionate about ensuring the CPL Group provides exceptional value and service to the sector.

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All roads lead to the Schools & Academies Show

Experts from the CPL Group will be part of the CPL Village, Sponsored by Wella Professionals, as the Schools & Academies Show returns to ExCeL London.

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CPL Group signs Menopause Workplace Pledge

The CPL Group has signed up to the Menopause Workplace Pledge to take positive action to ensure all going through the menopause are supported at work.

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Commons Report Stage awaits the Procurement Bill

The Procurement Bill has reached its Report Stage in the House of Commons, to be held following the UK Parliament’s Easter recess.

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NW FE Facilities Management Network growth

The FE Facilities Management Network (FEFMN) took place at Procurement House earlier in February and attendance continues to grow with every meeting.

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Learning and Development at the CPL Group

One of numerous attractive facets of a career with the CPL Group is a proactive approach to learning and development.

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FE Facilities Management Network - Yorkshire

The next Yorkshire and Humberside Further Education Facilities Management Network Group will take place on Thursday 23rd March 2023, 1pm - 4pm.

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FE Facilities Management Network - North West

The next NW Further Education Facilities Management Networking Group will take place on 9th Feb, 10-12pm, at our Procurement House office or via MS Teams.

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Procurement Advisory Group (PAG) 2023 Meeting Dates

We are pleased to announce the next set of meeting dates for the regional Procurement Advisory Groups (PAG)

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New Executive Admin Support for CPL Learning

We were delighted to recently welcome Becky Tate as Executive Admin Support, with one of her key responsibilities to assist CPL Learning.

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Procurement Bill in the House of Commons

2023 will be a year of change as the Procurement Bill comes into effect and we are keeping a watchful eye as the Bill continues its legislative journey.

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2023 New Year Honours

The CPL Group would like to offer congratulations to everyone named in the 2023 New Year Honours list.

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Join the FE Facilities Management Network

The December meeting of the Northwest Further Education Facilities Management Network recently took place at Procurement House in Salford.

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PRESS RELEASE - Giving Back to the Future

To date, over £1.1 million has been designated for re-investment in the form of various projects.

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Giving Back Funding - Grant Funded Projects

CPL Group have funded our charitable programmes due to the support of our members, and suppliers, and have provided grant funding to 101 projects to date.

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CPL Group shortlisted in Manchester awards

The CPL Group are delighted for 3 employees who have been shortlisted in the 2023 Made in Manchester Awards (MiMA).

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CPL Group and a positive work-life balance

Live to work or work to live? At the CPL Group, we recognise the mutual benefit in cultivating a successful work-life balance.

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Schools and Academies Show, Birmingham

Record numbers visited the CPL Village at Schools and Academy Show (SAAS) at the NEC, Birmingham on November 17th.

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CPL Group - committed to wellbeing

At the CPL Group, people are at the heart of everything we do - and keeping our people fit and well is the heartbeat of our success.

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Image - The Schools & Academies Show November 2022

The Schools & Academies Show November 2022

One month to go until The Schools & Academies Show at the NEC, Birmingham, where the CPL Village will be at the heart of the show again!

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CPL Group - a great place to work

Wouldn’t it be GREAT to work somewhere that reflected your personal values? Somewhere that made a difference...

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Learning & Development is at the heart of the Group

The CPL Group is delighted to support colleagues on their individual learning and development journeys.

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Image - Upcoming regional PAG meetings

Upcoming regional PAG meetings

This October and November, CPC will be running the next round of Procurement Advisory Groups (PAG’s) for our members up and down the country.

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Awarding Public Contracts Skilfully and Lawfully

CPL Learning are delighted to bring to our members and clients an unprecedented offer for advanced training for procurement professionals at zero cost!

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Image - A message on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

A message on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

A message from Darren Lowe, Managing Director of CPL Group, on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

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We have achieved 9,000 members

It is important to celebrate the great work of our colleagues across the UK, and the efforts made to support our achievement of a 9,000 strong member base.

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Royal Mail Planned Strikes

The Royal Mail Strikes will run between 25th - 31st of August and 7th - 9th of September 2022

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The Procurement Bill

The Public Contracts Regulations (2015) are in the process of being replaced as a consequence of the UK extricating itself from the European Single Market

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Image - Dukefield Energy Update - August 2022

Dukefield Energy Update - August 2022

Read the latest update on the energy market provided by Dukefield Energy, the DfE approved consultant on our Utilities framework.

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Image - Coming Soon - Free Procurement Training

Coming Soon - Free Procurement Training

CPL Learning are delighted to bring to our members and clients an unprecedented offer for advanced training for procurement professionals absolutely FREE!

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Free Financial Workshops

CPC Financial Services Framework suppliers, SAAF Education will be running the following workshops which may be of interest to our members.

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Image - Procuring your gas and electricity contracts

Procuring your gas and electricity contracts

Dukefield Energy have provided the following update on what you need to know when procuring your gas and electricity contracts

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Image - Dukefield Energy Update - July 2022

Dukefield Energy Update - July 2022

The energy market has continued to be volatile, in this latest update Dukefield Energy explain the causes of this and what their advice is.

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Image - The Procurement Bill & New Procedures Webinar

The Procurement Bill & New Procedures Webinar

CPC framework supplier Weightmans will be hosting a webinar on 7th July at 10:00am.

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Read the latest CPC Newsletter

The latest Crescent Purchasing Consortium, part of the CPL Group, newsletter for June.

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Image - CPL Group awarded UK’s Best Workplaces™ recognition!

CPL Group awarded UK’s Best Workplaces™ recognition!

CPL Group named 40th on the list of UK's Best Medium Workplaces in May 2022.

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Image - Transforming Procurement - Green Paper Response

Transforming Procurement - Green Paper Response

From September 2023, the UK will no longer be bound by EU public procurement rules as the “Transforming Public Procurement” project comes to fruition.

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Image - 10 Procurement tips for Education Institutions

10 Procurement tips for Education Institutions

National PAG have compiled a list of 10 procurement tips aimed at education institutions who do not have access to a procurement professional.

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The CPL Group is made up of Crescent Purchasing Consortium which is a trading name of the registered charity ‘Crescent Purchasing Limited’, (England & Wales), charity number 1130461, registered company no 06774578, England. All Rights Reserved.

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