CPL Group

CPL Group is comprised of three not-for-profit organisations which are owned by the education sector:

  • Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)
  • Tenet Education Services (TES)
  • Tenet Procurement Service (TPS)

Any surpluses made by these organisations are reviewed by the charity’s board of trustees and following approval, a proportion is redistributed into the education sector. To date CPL ‘Giving Back’ funding has designated £1 million pounds to 104 initiatives for colleges, schools, academies, and universities UK wide.

Fulfilling our charity aspirations to improve teaching and learning, having a positive impact on the learners experience of education and helping to support the learning of economically disadvantaged learners and minority groups

So, by using our services, you are, in fact, helping to ‘Give Back’ to the education sector.

“We really appreciate the generous contribution that the CPL Group made to our technology provision through its Giving Back scheme. The funding has supported us to acquire some advanced technology equipment, including our Eco-house, which is enabling students to advance their skills to get ready for employment, an apprenticeship or Higher Education. This contribution comes as we continue to invest in the expansion of our state-of-the-art Technology Centre in readiness for the new and transformative skills that are so crucial to the green agenda. The CPL Giving Back contribution has really helped to enhance our students' learning experiences.”
Julia Heap, Principal and CEO of Hopwood Hall

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Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)

The CPC offers best value purchasing arrangements for the education sector and it’s FREE to become a member with a host of additional benefits.
It has over 86 agreements (including 15 recommended by the DfE) that each provide value for money, including:

  • Audio Visual Equipment and Installation Services
  • Audit Services
  • Building Cleaning
  • Corporate Software & Related Products and Services Framework Agreement
  • ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment
  • ICT Networking and Storage Solutions
  • Insurance and Associated Services for Academies & Schools
  • Legal Services
  • Library Resources and Associated Services
  • Multifunctional Devices and Digital Transformation Solutions
  • Outsourced ICT
  • Photographic Equipment and Consumables
  • Software Licenses & Associated Services for Academies and Schools
  • Staff Absence Protection & Reimbursement
  • Synthetic Sports Facilities

Buy products and services whilst making time and cost savings!

Crescent Purchasing Consortium's education sector purchasing frameworks are safe, easy to use and comply with the Public Contracts Regulations

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Tenet Education Services

Tenet Education Services specialise in offering expert procurement consultancy services to the education sector and can tailor bespoke procurement solutions to suit individual needs and budgets.

They offer a range of on-site placement and off-site procurement support, from managed services, to one-off tender support. They have the right solutions for all your procurement needs, with a team of experts on hand to guide you through the process.
Tenet have an excellent range of procurement services including:

  • Placement/Managed services
  • Tender support
  • Catering consultancy
  • Cleaning consultancy
  • Contract management
  • In-house spend and efficiency reviews

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CPL Learning

One of our Charity objectives is to advance education and research in Procurement for the Education sector.

We do this through our learning arm, CPL Learning, which provides our members with funded training courses, resources, templates and guidance, plus latest news and a forum to share knowledge and ideas with other procurement functions across the education sector.

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A Great Place To Work

Our employees are at the heart of everything we do as an organisation and the key to our future success and The CPL Group has been certified a Great Place to Work™ three years in a row and among the Best Workplaces™ for both Women and Wellbeing.

We're always on the lookout for talented people who share our values.

If there's no current openings for a position that best fits your professional profile and aspirations, please submit your CV, so that we have it for future reference.

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Supplier Focus


Education is our heritage, for five decades we’ve been providing better value to 30,000 schools. By working with a variety of leading UK suppliers to provide you with a large range of good quality products and services, from art supplies, curriculum products, furniture and EdTech products, to supporting you in setting up compliant contracts for things like electricity, utilities, and cleaning. We can provide you with everything you could possibly need, making it easier for you.