Procur.Ed - 2018 programme

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Procur.Ed’s programme includes carefully selected seminars that will focus on procurement within the education sector.

Each session will address current procurement topics that are important to the sector and our key speakers are keen to share their wealth of experiences and knowledge with you. View the full programme list.


To help you get the most out of the day we have indicated which seminars may be most relevant to your sector. Sessions will be tailored to either schools and academies or colleges and universities, but you are welcome to attend any session that is of interest to you.


Procur.Ed’s programme has been designed to give you the opportunity to meet with procurement professionals from across the education sector. The conference exhibition is also designed to give you the opportunity to meet the CPC and Tenet teams, CPC approved suppliers and other specially selected exhibitors.

  • Procur.Ed programme

  • Registration

    [Time] 9:00am - 9:30am
  • How to use a framework

    Tenet and CPC

    Ian Thorogood and Peter McMullan

    This session will guide you through the process of using a CPC agreement to buy goods and services, allowing you to access savings and make improvements.

    Our presenters will demonstrate the correct way to run a mini-competition process to ensure your organisation achieves public contract regulation compliance. During the seminar you will receive useful hints and tips on engaging with suppliers and gain insight on the tender evaluation stage, giving you the tools you need to complete the process with confidence.

    [time] 10:30am - 11:30 | [talk length] 60mins
  • As a supplier, how can I make your life hell?

    figpc ltd

    Florence Gregg

    Did that title catch you attention? Unhappy suppliers have rights, especially where they are unhappy about not winning a quotation or tender. What are those rights and what can you do to minimise the risks associated with them?

    The presentation will look at the types of complaints that can arise both during a procurement and after the award decision is notified. It will also look at some simple strategies to minimise the risk of complaint.

    [time] 10:30am - 11:30 | [talk length] 60mins
  • The future of CPC supplier marketing

    Tenet Education Services and CPC

    Darren Lowe and Pat Condon

    This seminar will help you to get the most out of being an approved supplier on a CPC framework. The session will cover current and future marketing opportunities from within the education sector and wider public sector, including the introduction of CPC video marketing. This seminar will take place in the exhibition hall during the delegate seminars.

    [time] 10:30am - 11:30 | [talk length] 60mins |
  • Lunch

    [Time] 12:30pm
  • DfE

    Buying for schools and academies

    Department for Education(DfE)

    Catherine Kelsall and Nigel Rudyard - DfE

    We will outline the work and support available from the Department to support buying in schools and trusts.

    [time] 2:00pm - 3:00pm | [talk length] 60mins
  • The power of a playful and creative education

    JTRS / Econocom

    Can play really impact learning? Through the LEGO Foundation’s research, LEGO® Education are passionate about giving all children a playful, creative and hands-on learning experience. Why? What does the research say? Is this important? This session will focus on the latest research and science regarding expressive, experiential and exploratory learning.

    You’ll even be involved in a creative, hands-on LEGO challenge!

    [time] 2:00pm - 3:00pm | [talk length] 60mins
  • Finish

    [Time] 3:30pm