06 Jan 2021 4:39 PM

Alliotts LLP is pleased to report that in late December 2020 we were successfully admitted to the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) framework offering external audit and advisory services to consortium members. Members are predominantly Further Education Colleges and Academies but does include a wide range of similar organisations.

The CPC was established in 2000 to assist Further Education (FE) Colleges obtain value for money for goods and services. This was achieved by establishing an EU tendered framework agreement under common terms that provides CPC members with an approved list of suppliers who have already demonstrated sector knowledge and expertise. This also ensured that should potential contracts exceed EU/government individual tendering limits then by using the CPC framework, additional regulatory obligations were not required.

Members include further education colleges and institutions, universities, sixth forms, academies, schools, museums and other similar organisations. By becoming a member of the Framework, we are now in a position to offer our services to a wider range of educational or similar organisations that were previously only able to appoint us through an independent tendering process that required additional resource to operate. We look forward to engaging with CPC members.

Alliotts’ experienced team of education and not for profit experts is led by Steve Meredith and Chris Mantel. We have established a strong client portfolio of academy and schools. Following the appointment of Chris Mantel to the partnership in 2017 we were able to expand our involvement within the FE College sector.  Alliotts is a regional practice offering the range of services you associate with larger national practices, and which are delivered by experienced individuals.

Steve and Chris share in excess of 50 years sector experience and are supplemented by a close knit team of partners, managers and senior staff, all of whom have specific experience relevant to you. Our focus is relationships, we take time to understand you, your needs and the way that you like to work, this is the best way for us to provide you with the very best service.

If you would like to know more about the way that we work with the education sector please contact us.