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2nd May 2017

National education purchasing consortium Crescent Purchasing Ltd are delighted to announce they have acquired procurement services provider company Tenet Education Services Ltd. The two companies will continue to run independently but this new collaboration means members can now receive an end to end procurement solution.

Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) is owned by the FE sector and promotes a member-driven ethos, while Tenet Services provide procurement solutions to drive value for money.

CPC Chairman David Pullein said:”“We are delighted to secure the acquisition of Tenet to complement the services currently provided by CPC. This will enable Crescent to provide a complete service to the education sector and continue the excellent work of Tenet Education Services.”

Currently CPC has a portfolio of approximately 60 frameworks covering a wide variety of products and services, two specialised websites and purchasing training programs. Tenet specialise in service contract consultancy offering tailored services which suit individual requirements and budgets from one off tendering to onsite procurement services. Both are now available offering members a unique one-stop procurement solution.

Outgoing Tenet Chairman, David Thoms said:“I and my fellow directors are excited by the sale of Tenet to CPC, as this will enable us to achieve our ultimate aim of being able to offer and provide the widest possible range of procurement solutions to both our existing clients and the education sector as a whole.”

Our aim is simply to be the best at what we do. We are confident that we deliver results, on time, within budget, every time.

We have a clear mission: To reduce the burden of administration for our clients, and to provide value for money through superior standards in our people and processes.

We work with energy and enthusiasm at all times. Our team is open and transparent. We promise to deliver excellence in all our processes and outcomes.

It’s our team and our heritage that has given us a reputation for excellence.

Our team

Each member of our team understands the financial challenges faced on a daily basis by schools and colleges. Our team offers the education sector in excess of 110 years of educational procurement expertise. Most team members hold full membership to the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. In addition to this, most of our team members were directly employed in senior procurement roles across public and private sectors. We support our team with ongoing training to augment the array of knowledge. We combine a great team, first-class knowledge and supreme administrative support for the benefit of our clients.

Our heritage

Tenet Education Services Ltd was founded by David Thoms, FCCA, in 1994. David had a background of 20+ years in the insurance industry before establishing the business and becoming the Managing Director. Headquartered in Witham, Essex, the company is the leading provider of procurement services to the education sector across the UK. With our pedigree we continue to develop our service offering. We invest in technology to augment the skills of our staff and encourage feedback from our staff and clients.

We are a forward-looking company and we have dynamic plans for the future.

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