CPL Group

CPL Group is an education sector owned charity comprised of not-for-profit procurement organisations (Crescent Purchasing Consortium and Tenet Education Services) that provide procurement support and services to educational establishments.

Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) produce purchasing framework agreements compliant with public sector procurement regulations and approved by the DfE, that allow schools to save time and money when buying goods and services.

Tenet Education Services offer expert procurement consultancy services to the education sector specialising in cleaning and catering procurement, tender support, managed procurement services, contract management and spend reviews.

Surpluses made by CPL Group are reinvested back to the education sector.  CPL Group offer schools access to free procurement training specifically designed for the education sector, subsidised tender procurement consultancy support and an annual programme of grant funding to support student related events and activities.

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Join CPC for free!

Buy products and services whilst making time and cost savings! Our education sector purchasing frameworks are safe, easy to use and comply with the Public Contracts Regulations.

How it works

  1. Join CPC for free
  2. Select a framework for your purchase
  3. Get quotes from suppliers

Find out more at www.thecpc.ac.uk or 0800 066 2188

Subsidised tender support

Tenet Education Services On Demand tender support service offers tailored one-off tender support.

Whether you’re looking for a delicious new catering service, a fresh new cleaning service or need support with a different tender, Tenet’s specialist team will secure a service that meets the needs of your organisation.  Please contact Tenet by email mail@tenetservices.com or call 01376 511 411 and ask about the 'CPL subsidy' for the On Demand service

Terms and Conditions apply.

Free SBM procurement training

Introduction to procurement e-learning course, free for CPC members.

The programme features five CPD accrediated e-learning modules that cover the fundamental principles of good procurement practice. It has been specifically designed for School and Academy Business Managers and for those with responsibility for procurement in schools, academies or trusts.

CPL Group will be absorbing all user licence costs for this programme for you as part of our charitable objectives to give back to CPC members.

CPC member feedback

" I found the course very useful. The content was easy to digest and the many links to useful external resources is invaluable. I feel more confident in where to access advice, support and extra resources". Mrs Claire Purdue, Chief Financial Officer at Horizon Academy Trust

Find out how to become a CPC member for free and register for the course at https://cpl.group/funding/8/introduction-to-procurement-e-learning-course

Enhance your skills

Our charity CPL Group funds a series of CPD accredited procurement courses on Crescent Learning so you can upskill without requiring the budget to do so, we’ve got it covered.


Invaluable support from CPC

"The CPC Framework and the help offered within has been invaluable in our recent tender process. The process has been clear throughout and any queries we have raised, have been answered thoroughly and efficiently. It has made the tendering process extremely easy to navigate and we have felt comfortable and supported at all times." Stacey Kotecha, Cobham Free School.

Professional Service from Tenet

“Thanks Luke your professionalism and quick turnaround was fantastic I will definitely be recommending you.”  Eleanor Donegan, School Bursar & Facilities Manager, Woodmansterne School

Woodmansterne School used Tenet's Building Cleaning Tender Service