30th November 2021

Another successful year of support, savings and collaboration at South Devon College

South Devon College have been working with Tenet for over 10 years now and have just agreed a further 2 year agreement for Tenet to support the ongoing procurement needs, secure additional savings and to be part of their involvement in a networking and shared project.

The service Tenet provide has already demonstrated tangible savings of greater than £1.5million pounds and the figures keep rising, with savings of £176,341 (inclusive of VAT) being reported over the last 12 months. 

This year the College have joined in with a network of large public sector employers and services in the region to work collaboratively for the Community Wealth Building Project, which aims to bring together suitable suppliers interested in providing services and goods to the public sector organisations in the region. The network has been brought together to share knowledge to regional suppliers and SME’s and to increase opportunities for collaborative procurement work which Tenet will be part of. The outcomes of this work will be benefitting the local economic development, which redirects wealth back into the local economy. It’s a positive move to support sustainable social values.

Tenet would like to thank South Devon College for all the support and commitment in Tenet’s services and look forward to the continued growth of our relationship with them.


1st November 2021

Get your catering service reviewed for FREE by Tenet’s experts!

Education sector charity CPL Group are providing funding for schools, academies, colleges and universities to access a FREE catering review!

Tenet have a team of catering industry and education sector specialists who will conduct a thorough review of your catering service which will cover:

  • Financials
  • Service delivery
  • Back of house infrastructure
  • Staffing

Our team will also provide a series of recommendations as part of this package to highlight potential opportunities and identify areas where savings could be made – helping you to fulfil the potential of your catering service or contract!

This limited time offer is not to be missed and it is open to all CPC members, if your institution is not already a member you can join CPC for free.

You can apply for this offer if your catering service is currently delivered inhouse or if your outsourced service will be expiring within the next 12 months.

Contact our team to apply for your FREE catering review today!

Please email: [email protected], phone: 01376 511 411 or complete this form.

Terms and conditions apply.

8th July 2021

2021 Tenet Management Procurement Service Customer Satisfaction Questionnaire

Tenet (a part of CPL Group) undertook an annual customer satisfaction questionnaire during the month of May 2021.  Twenty-nine percent of Tenet’s managed service customers completed the questionnaire, and a summary of the outcomes are shared below.

  • 91% of customers agreed that Tenet managed procurement service delivered value for money to their organisation.
  • 100% agreed that Tenet build strong working relationships with their employees.
  • 100% agreed that Tenet are accessible when they have a procurement question or requirements.
  • 100% would recommend Tenet to other educational establishments.

The questionnaire also provided some glowing comments on Tenet.  Those shown below are a few of those received.

Question: How has Tenet exceeded your expectations?


  • “The professionalism and thoroughness of our contract.” Victoria Hayhoe – Tameside College.
  • “Tenet works at a very high level. They have networked within the organisation effectively so is now a sought-after resource which is consulted regularly in all procurement matters.” George Whalley – Royal Northern College of Music.
  • “A high level of professionalism, added value regarding the wider Tenet network, flexibility.” Carrie Piper – South Devon College.
  • “Expert advice and support, professionalism and knowledge of the staff.” Jo Bentley – Hopwood Hall College.
  • “Tenet has worked tirelessly and positively to put us back on track. The quality of work has been consistently first rate.” Kathryn Holley – NPTC Group of Colleges.


Question: What would you tell someone who is considering Tenet’s managed service? 


  • “Professional, approachable, and always on the end of a phone or email.” Victoria Hayhoe – Tameside College.
  • “I would strongly recommend Tenet as an effective alternative to in house procurement.” George Whalley – Royal Northern College of Music.
  • “Tenet have the industry knowledge, experience and resources to aid any FE college.” Ian Johnson – St Helens College.
  • “Tenet provide a fantastic service, worth every penny – don’t hesitate, sign up!” Carrie Piper – South Devon College.
  • “Provide expert advice and support through procurement procedures and processes.” Cherie Clements – Heart of Worcestershire College.
  • “Excellent knowledge of the FE market, particularly of procurement pitfalls. Very good networks of professionals whose expertise can be called on.  Procurement specialist who knows how to work with a College whilst causing minimum fuss.”  David Keetley – Gateshead College.
  • “Tenet’s consultant, Natasha, is so friendly, patient, and professional; she is an absolute delight to deal with and is a credit to the organisation.” Kathryn Holley – NPTC Group of College.

Tenet’s managed procurement service has been a trusted and proven service within the education sector since 2008 when East Berkshire College (now Windsor Forest College Group) first appointed Tenet. Windsor Forest College Group are still a valued customer of Tenet to this day!

6th January 2021

National Lockdown Update

Tenet note, with regret, that the country has been placed into a national lockdown for a second time.  This communication is provided to you to allow you clarity on the working practices which we will be adopting during this period (initially until mid-February 2021).

All Tenet employees, in line with new Government guidance, have been asked to work from home and a ban on travel has been implemented with immediate effect.  All Tenet employees have access to Microsoft Teams and as such we can facilitate video calls with any customers needing our support as a direct replacement for face-to-face meetings. 

Tenet will remain open for business, as we did during the first lockdown during 2020, so please be assured that your procurement support is still available to you.  CPL Group is a small education sector owned charity and we trust that through the continued provision of our services, that we can rely upon your continued support to use our services during these times. 

Yours faithfully

Darren Lowe MCIPS (Chartered) MIoD

Managing Director

17th March 2020

CPL Group Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update from Tenet

Following the press conference delivered by the Prime Minister and his scientific advisors on the 16th March 2020, Tenet and Crescent Purchasing has met on a video conference to discuss our response as a group this morning.

Accordingly, our head office in Salford will close and staff are being set up to work from home. The office telephone number 01376 511 411 will be answered by the helpdesk team from their own location and those helpdesk staff will direct the call to the right person or take a message which will be relayed to the appropriate person.

In terms of Tenet staff who are based on site at institutions, we have taken the decision to advise them all to work from home as soon as possible, which may be today or tomorrow. This decision has not been taken lightly and we are currently ensuring that all Tenet staff are fully equipped to continue their work whilst not being on site.

We have advised our staff that this instruction will be for the next 4 weeks, however the Tenet / CPC senior management team will hold a conference call daily and any new information will be acted on appropriately and we will keep you informed of any decisions made.

We understand that these are very difficult times for the entire country and you can be assured that Tenet and CPC fully intend to keep working through these challenging times and make every effort to satisfy our customers wherever and however that is possible.

Should you have any questions, concerns or news that you wish to share, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ian Thorogood
Operations Director

28th February 2020

Happy, sad or thankful? A mix of emotions when a team member leaves for a new role.

Today our business says farewell and good luck to a member of our management team who has worked for us for 12 years. Kieren Stockwell-Smith joined our business at a time when Tenet were launching a new service and we needed extra resource to help us deliver the service.

Kudos must be given to Kieren because his very first customer, East Berkshire College (now known as Windsor Forest College) is still a valued customer of Tenet Education Services Limited to this day.

During his time with Tenet, Kieren has progressed from a Procurement Consultant to become a Regional Procurement Manager with responsibility for multiple accounts and employees. His dedication to the business has been faultless and he’s always been one to volunteer to take on the extra projects that was needed to continuously improve on what we do.

Every Managing Director hope’s that their team will stay with the business for years to come but the reality is some people will move on. As much as you want someone to stay, or as much as you try to give them the support and project work to bring variety to their role, some employees will outgrow what you can offer them and the time will come for them to decide to take on a new role.

There are many people within Tenet and the wider CPL Group who will miss working with Kieren and no doubt are feeling a real mix of emotions today. As the Managing Director I am feeling sadness that Kieren will no longer be part of the team, but I am feeling happy that Kieren feels his new role will fulfil his desire to try something new and I am particularly thankful to Kieren for his dedication and enthusiasm to everything he’s undertaken whilst he’s been an exceptional part of our team.

I’ve told Kieren that we’re not going to say goodbye because we intend to stay in touch. Today’s conversation ended with ‘let’s speak soon’, because we will continue to support each other by acting as a sounding board for each other should we ever want to gain advice or guidance from a trusted friend.

How do you replace a valuable member of the team? The question is difficult to answer simply because you can’t replace that individual. They bring their own unique character to the team and it is those unique qualities that make our team so good. A direct replacement also runs the risk of comparison between the two individuals which is arguably unfair. In Tenet’s situation we have discussed as a management team what our options are and taken a decision to not directly replace the post. Instead we’ve given the opportunity to three employees to progress into a Senior Procurement Consultant role and work closely with our two Regional Procurement Managers and team of Procurement Consultants to work towards continually improving standards and support to our employees and customers.

Prepared by Darren Lowe
Managing Director

19th December 2019

A Musical Christmas Message from Tenet Education Services

We appreciate that tonight will be ‘One Christmas music bearMore Sleep’ before most of our customers finish for the Christmas Countdown. On behalf of everyone at Tenet Education Services we would like to thank you for your support during 2019 and ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’!

Since ‘Last Christmas’ the team have been shouting ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Walking in the Air’ at some of the amazing savings we’ve achieved for our customers. The year has simply been a ‘Fairytale in New York’. At this stage in the year, we are still busy confirming new exciting business to commence next year. ‘Do they Know It’s Christmas?’ 😊

Whether you are ‘Driving home for Christmas’, ‘Rocking around the Christmas Tree’, or simply embracing the ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ from everyone at Tenet we hope you have a ‘Winter Wonderland’ ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Your Christmas Wish’ comes true.

Merry Christmas Everyone’ and a ‘Happy New Year’!

13th September 2019

Join us at Schools and Academies Show Birmingham 2019

Tenet are attending the Schools and Academies Show and our preparations are well under way. We would like to invite you to join us on 13th and 14th November at the NEC in Birmingham, where we will be exhibiting on stand J7 with CPC.

It will be our biggest and most exciting stand yet, Procurement Presentationwe will reveal more closer to the event! We will also have a small stand for CPL Group in the Charity Zone, come along to learn more about the CPL Group and the projects we fund to benefit the education sector.

The show is free to attend and there will be hours of fantastic content, including a Tendering Outsourced Services – Hints and Tips presentation by our team which will take place in the Finance & Business Theatre. There will also be a host of Government figures, expert speakers and key education decision makers. We recommend that you register yourself and any colleagues who wish to attend soon, as places are filling fast.

To find out more about the show visit the Schools and Academies Show website.

We look forward to seeing you there!

11th July 2019

Funding of up to £20,000 is available for student events – apply now

Tenet Education Services, Tenet Procurement Climbing CourseServices and Crescent Purchasing Consortium combine any profits we make each year and they go to the education sector owned charity Crescent Purchasing Limited (registered charity number 1130461). All surplus reserves are then reinvested into the education sector.

Crescent Purchasing Limited has funding available for a limited period for student related events and activities. You are invited to apply for full or part funding ranging from £100 up to £20,000 for projects such as: Student Award(s) Sponsorship, Teaching Materials, Innovative Teaching or Learning Resources.

Do you have a suitable project?

We’d like to hear from you whether it’s a single event over the summer or an on-going project.

*All applications must be submitted by close of business on 30th September 2019. Submissions will be reviewed on a monthly basis by the evaluation panel and prioritised using the qualifying criteria.

5th June 2019

Celebrating Volunteer Week

This week is #VolunteerWeek and in support of the great work that volunteers do across the country we would like to share some stories and celebrate the volunteer work that some of our team members at Tenet undertake in their spare time.

Sue Hayes
Sue Hayes VolunteeringSue is a Procurement Specialist who has worked for Tenet for the past 8 years. Sue is based at South Devon College. Outside of work Sue is a busy mum to two sons, but still finds time to volunteer at her local athletics club South Devon Athletic Club, coaching the junior’s section. Sue has been a member of the club for over 15 years and started volunteering to coach the junior section when her sons joined. Sue dedicates time to the club every week working with the junior members on improving their running, jumping and throwing skills.

If that wasn’t enough, Sue also volunteers time by being the Vice Chair of the Governing Body at Sacred Heart RC Primary School and Member of the Interim Academy Board at St Margaret Clitherow Primary School, which is part of the same multi academy trust. Sue’s passion for improving the education of all children is her driving force for volunteering.

Mike Pressey
Mike is a Procurement Specialist based in Bath. Mike works with our customer Palladium Academy Mike Pressey VolunteeringTrust as well as working with colleague in our On Demand team providing ad-hoc procurement support to various customers in the Midlands and South West.

Mike finds time to help at 51st Bath Beavers where his son is a Beaver. The troop meets every week where Mike helps to run the night and when camping season starts Mike volunteers time at weekends as well. The reason Mike helps, apart from spending valuable time with his son, is that he joined Cubs when he was six and went all the way through to Scouts achieving the Chief Scout Award. Mike firmly believes that Scouting was a good grounding for his first career in the Army. Mike has taken a lot out of scouting and he feels it is right to be putting something back, whilst adding more with what experience Mike gained during his 24 years military service.

Myles WoodmanMyles Woodman Volunteering
Myles is a Contracts & Procurement Officer at Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC). Both Tenet and CPC are owned by the same not-for-profit charity, so we want to celebrate the volunteering work which Myles provides, as well as that of our own team members. Myles has been a volunteer Master instructor at Cleveleys Taekwondo club for about 10 years coaching students of all ages and helping with the various grading assessments throughout the year.

As well as attending the weekly meets Myles volunteers time at weekends when the club has events and demonstrations. Myles’ driving force is quite simply down to the fact that he gets a lot of enjoyment out of seeing the students work through the ranks to gain their black belts, but also develop as individuals. Myles is 4th from the right on the back row.

Sara King
Sara also works at Crescent Purchasing Consortium and works as a Regional Procurement Advisor in the West Midlands. We’d like to celebrate the volunteering work which Sara provides.

Sara King

Sara supports her local autism charity Autism West Midlands (AWM) which offers a range of specialist services for families and carers of autistic children including an information helpline, family outreach workers and support groups.

The charity also offers support for autistic adults, including residential care homes, social groups as well as information, advice and support in the workplace.

Autism West Midlands have supported Sara’s family over the last few years and made a huge difference to their lives. Sara is keen to raise awareness about autism and hopes to help others (businesses, parents and families and the wider community) gain a deep understanding about autism and how it can affect people. Sara hopes that more understanding from others will help to make lives better for autistic people.

Sara is currently completing PhD research in this field and has already completed a PGDip so she has access to lots of academic research and information that helps her to support the charity through training sessions for local employers and by speaking at support groups and conferences. Sara commits to an average of two days per month to the charity.

Together with her children, Sara is planning a fund-raising bike ride to help raise much needed additional funding for AWM and there will be the opportunity to sponsor them in the near future!

31st May 2019

Save ££££’s on procurement support!

Tenet Education Services’ On Demand Tender Support service is currently available at a substantial discount for education establishments, courtesy of funding from the registered charity Crescent Purchasing Limited.

On Demand Procurement Support

Funding is available as the charity reinvests its surpluses into the education sector. Schools, academies and colleges can all apply for the discount on a first come first served basis, but be quick as the funds are available for a limited time. You will need to appoint Tenet by 30th September 2019 to take advantage of the excellent savings on offer.

Tenet’s nationwide On Demand support is designed to meet your institution’s needs and is PCR 2015 compliant. Our one-off tenders save customers 14% on average (based on cleaning tenders). Tenet’s business is saving institutions time and money as we’re Education Sector owned and run. Tenet will use a Crescent Purchasing Consortium framework for these projects as it is a condition of the subsidy.

Register your interest today!

Email Tenet on: [email protected] or call: 01376 511 411.


18th October 2018

£1 Million saving for South Devon College

Tenet have supported South Devon College to achieve a saving of £1 million whilst making a return on their investment in Tenet of 235%.

Since 2011 Tenet have delivered impressive cost savings whilst securing quality products and services, positively impacting both the College and its students. Procurement Specialist Sue Hayes who is based at the College and the Tenet team that support Sue behind the scenes have delivered outstanding procurement support throughout.

Laurence Frewin, Vice Principal Corporate Services & Deputy CEO at South Devon College said:

“Tenet’s support with ongoing contract management and focus on making sure that we get the right outcome is always outstanding. I shall look forward to celebrating the next £1m of savings in a few more years!”

Darren Lowe, Tenet’s Managing Director said:

“I am very proud of the Tenet team who provide the service and credit should also be given to the senior management team at South Devon College for recognising and supporting the benefits of a robust procurement service. This achievement shows how a strong long-term working relationship and a good procurement service can be a very good investment.”

Find out how Tenet can help you to reduce your institution’s costs call 01376 511 411 or email [email protected]

7th September 2018

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Budgets are increasingly under pressure and a pro-active procurement service is now more important than it has ever been.

The North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) have chosen Tenet Education services as a preferred procurement partner for members.

Tenet provide onsite procurement management support to universities throughout the UK, helping to save time and money for institutions. Tenet have been providing procurement support to the education sector for 23 years and they’re owned by the sector meaning 100% of Tenet’s profits are reinvested back into education.

Tenet can provide:

On demand procurement support

A procurement service delivered away from your premises which you can switch on and off as you need it. It’s fully flexible so you can use Tenet as and when you need them without the need for long term contracts.  Tenet will visit your organisation for any necessary meetings, however the bulk of the service will be undertaken remotely, saving you the hassle of finding a spare desk

Interim procurement support

Tenet’s professional team can provide you with interim procurement support.  This service is perfect for servicing short-term placements based at your premises.  Assignments can be as long or short as you require to meet delivery outcomes and budget restrictions.

Tenet can also offer:

  • Outsourced Procurement Management Services
  • Spend & Service Reviews
  • Mentoring Support
  • Collaborative Project Support
  • Expert Procurement Advice

To find out how Tenet can reduce your administration and deliver cost savings please call 01376 511 411 or email [email protected].


29th August 2018

Tenet Announce New Interim Staffing Service

Tenet are excited to announce the launch of our new interim staffing service to the education sector!

Through our innovative new offering, we can now provide interim procurement resources that are tailored to support your organisation’s needs.

Whether you require short-term support for a time-critical project, or a longer placement, Tenet’s Interim Staffing Service has the solution to bridge internal resource gaps, deliver one-off work packages, or provide additional skills to your existing team.

With Tenet’s Interim Staffing Service, you can be confident that you are getting the most suitable level of support from an expert professional, at the right cost.

What Can We Offer?

  • Qualified and experienced procurement staff with knowledge of the education sector.
  • Short, medium and long-term placements to meet your specific needs.
  • Staff with a range of skills and expertise, from operational buyers to senior professionals.
  • Competitive market rates.

Could your organisation benefit from expert procurement support? Contact Tenet today: call 01376 511 411 or email [email protected]


16th August 2018

Northern Conference & Supplier Exhibition

We’re delighted to announce that Tenet and CPC will be hosting a procurement conference on Wednesday 28th November at Hopwood Hall’s Middleton Campus in Greater Manchester – please save the date!

The conference will include a range of procurement seminars throughout the day that are tailored to education professionals.

More information about the conference and delegate registration will be available soon.

16th August 2018

New payment method for Tenet’s tendering service

Tenet Education Services provide expert procurement support for educational establishments. Tenet have created a new payment method for on demand tender support which enables educational establishments to receive specialised procurement support with no upfront costs. Tenet’s fee is 100% transparent and can be delayed by up to 12 months following contract award. The fee may also be included within the contract price with authorisation from the customer, and paid directly by the successful supplier.

More details on this payment method will be available in September, but if you would like to discuss your requirements today please contact Tenet on 01376 511 411 or email [email protected]

15th August 2018

Tenet’s On Demand Team are ready for the new academic year

Our On Demand Tender Support Team are located throughout the country and met recently at our Salford Head Office to discuss current projects and plan their 2018/19 work schedules.

The team provide an exceptional service to the education sector, the wider public sector and private clients. They deliver efficient and effective tendering services, without the need for a long-term procurement contract.

If you require purchasing support at any time during the new academic year, please call 01376 511 411 to talk with our team or email [email protected]. More information on our procurement services can be found on our services page.

13th August 2018

Congratulations to the team!

A number of CPC and Tenet colleagues are studying towards the CIPS qualification and they have recently received results for their latest exams.

Congratulations to Peter, Ria, Karis, Aimee and Luke who all passed their relevant subjects and are one step closer to MCIPS.

Every pass counts towards the final goal, so well done to everyone!

14th June 2018

We are moving

We’re pleased to announce that we’re moving!

Tenet will move into our new home on Monday 18th June 2018 and we’re really excited about our new office space with interactive conferencing facilities. Our address will be:

Procurement House
Unit 23
Leslie Hough Way
M6 6AJ

Please keep our phone numbers as they will remain the same.

Please note that on Friday 15th June and Monday 18th June there may be some temporary disruption to our phone lines. Our helpdesk will still be open but there may be times when our systems are not available due to our IT equipment being relocated during this time.

If you have any questions please contact us via email on [email protected] or call 01376 511 411.

23rd April 2018

Tenet Education – Serving Up Catering Procurement Expertise!

As of 1st March 2018, CPC no longer offer catering procurement services. But don’t worry – Tenet are on hand to offer an enhanced Specialist Catering Procurement Solution that will meet all your catering contract needs.

Tenet are experts in all aspects of catering procurement – from tendering to contract management, benchmarking, and innovative solution design, helping you to deliver high-quality food and services.

We work with schools, colleges, and academies to create low-cost tendering, contract management and benchmarking solutions, tailored to meet individual customer needs. With 90 years’ combined industry experience, our team of Catering Specialists are experts in the education sector.

We have already achieved exceptional results for a range for many schools and colleges.

Find out more – contact Tenet today on 01376 511 411 or email [email protected].

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.”



Tenet have been working with Bishops Auckland College to tender for and appoint a suitably qualified company to provide a new Finance system for the college.

Advanced were appointed and have praised Tenet for the way the whole tender process was managed.


Matt Beynon, Account Manager for Advanced’s education sector said;

I just wanted to praise Tenet and especially Karyn Wilson for running an excellent CPC tender for a new Finance System at Bishop Auckland College. It really was a smooth process. Karyn was always on hand with information, she followed a clear structure making it easy to work around and her work simplified the whole process. I thought there was an excellent balance in obviously working for the College, but always appearing to support the bidding companies. Huge thank you and we hope that this is a great start for Advanced and Bishop Auckland College.

Well Done Karyn and everyone involved.  Darren Lowe, Director, Tenet Education Services Ltd

WELL DONE TENET – nominated again.

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Tenet have been shortlisted as an finalist for the 2nd year running for the EDUCATION INVESTOR Awards 2016. Look out for more details in the Press or visit the EducationInvestor Award’s Page


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Are you one of the lucky winners ?

At the recent AoC Finance Directors Conference, lots of entries to win one of the Power Banks were received. The lucky winners will soon be receiving their Power Banks in the post and are;

  • Craig Jones, Finance Manager – New College Telford
  • Peter Doherty, Executive Director of Finance & Corporate Services – North Lindsey College
  • Sara Sands, Vice Principal Finance & Corporate Services – Uxbridge College
  • Tracy Kitchingman, Director of Finance Services – Bolton College
  • Ushma Patel, Finance Consultant – FE Associates
  • Pat Jones, Director of Finance – Bedford College
  • Dave Roffey, Project Accountant – Bedford College
  • Anthony McGarel, Deputy Principal & Chief Executive – South Essex College


VACANCY – ‘Procurement Consultant’

Tenet are recruiting.

With more and more contracts being won, Tenet are looking to recruit an experienced Procurement Consultant based in the Bedfordshire region. For more detail, please email us at [email protected] to receive an application form and to send us your CV. For an informal chat about this and other positions, please call Raymond Wiffen, Regional Procurement Manager on 01376 511411.


Happy Birthday Tenet!  Established 22 years and still growing.

Here’s a sample of what we’ve achieved over the past 22 years:

  • 1 in 10 further education colleges are using our procurement management services.
  • We actively support our procurement services customers in managing a combined non-pay budget of £350m per annum.
  • We introduced a guaranteed saving model 8 years ago and have never failed to exceed our promise.
  • Our tendering services team awarded contracts with a combined value in excess of £30m during 2015/16.
  • We are recognised as specialist in leading on collaboration tenders.
  • We have 20 regionally based Procurement Consultants employed by Tenet with capacity to  service the whole country.

If you are thinking you might be missing out on an opportunity to make cash savings call our team today on 01376 511 411.



Gateshead College have been a customer of ours since October 2015 and our Procurement Consultants have provided procurement management services since then on a weekly basis.  The College are also members of the FE+ joint procurement group for which Tenet is the appointed Procurement Partner.

‘We are proud to be working with such talented people’.

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  • 11th & 12th May 2016

Tenet enjoyed meeting old and new colleagues as well as presenting and exhibiting at the CPC Conference held at The Hilton Birmingham Metropole, NEC, Birmingham on the 11th & 12th May. Thank you to everyone that came and entered our competition. Winners list to follow.

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  • 17th & 18th May 2016

Tenet also exhibited at the AoC Annual Finance Conference and Exhibition 2016 over Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th May, held at the Jury’s Inn, Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicester. Again, new and old colleagues were welcomed and enjoyed the 2 day event. More winners of our second competition will be advertised soon.

  • 23rd June 2016

Tenet are also pleased to be exhibiting at the Schools NorthEast Schools Business Management Conference, St. James Park. Barrack Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 4ST on the 23rd June 2016.

We are delighted to be exhibiting at these events.

Our team will be available to answer your questions and give you advice on procurement.

Why not drop by our stand and pick up one of our FREE guides;

‘The Secrets of Successful Procurement’

‘Understanding Energy – What’s Your Strategy?’

‘The benefits of eSourcing’

We hope to see you there, but if you can’t make it, please get in touch and we will come to you.

Make an appointment and you could receive a FREE SMART POWERBANK.


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Junior Football Team Kit Sponsorship

John Baker, one of Tenet’s Regional Procurement Managers volunteered to coach the Barlby Raiders Under 6’s Football team which play in the Selby and District League in North Yorkshire.

Typically the U6s teams do not have a ‘kit’, however Tenet kindly agreed to sponsor the kit for the 16/17 season which can be seen in the photograph. The photograph shows John (far right hand side) as the lead coach, with another of the players dads, Sean Bugg as the assistant coach.  The U6 team is currently made up of 14 boys, all school year 1 (aged 5/6).

The team is scheduled to play two mini-galas in May and June 2016, where the players will participate in a series of friendly matches against other local teams of the same age group.

‘Training takes place every Saturday morning and as head coach all the helpers & myself are DBS checked and I have undertaken the FA Level 1 coaching badge, including safeguarding and first aid.’– John Baker.




Understanding Energy – Part 1 – a series of 4 articles to help you understand your options for energy procurement.

‘What’s your Strategy ?’

Let us know what your thoughts are on the article ? and look out for Part 2 next Month.


Follow Tenet on LinkedIn and receive a free copy of ‘The Secrets of Successful Procurement’

The Secrets of Successful Procurement

The Secrets of Successful Procurement is an essential guide to procurement in education.  We are giving away FREE copies to new followers of the Tenet company page on LinkedIn.  The Tenet LinkedIn page also lists news and information about procurement and is a great resource if you are involved in finance for education.

You can claim your free copy of our guide by following Tenet on LinkedIn CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW TENET on LinkedIn


AoC Capitals and Estates Conference and Exhibition – 21st January 2016 

We were delighted to have been exhibiting at this event.  Our team met many interested Estate professionals and were able to answer questions and give you advice on procurement.

If you were not able to get to this conference and meet our team, why not give us a call and make an appointment for one of our team to visit you instead. Tel: 01376 511411  Email: [email protected]


New Year, new-look Tenet

Procurement services supplier to education sector launches new brand

4 January 2016.  Witham, Essex.  Tenet, a leading supplier of procurement services for the education sector, announced today that it has launched a new brand and a new suite of marketing tools.

The new brand (incorporating cyan blue) replaces the old corporate colour of green.  As well as a new logo the company has invested in a new website  The website includes relevant news stories from the world of education and procurement and free downloadable resources that will assist clients to manage their procurement requirements.  Visitors to the website can request important (free) industry guides such as ‘The Secrets of Successful Procurement’ and ‘Understanding Energy – What’s Your Strategy?’ with the additional benefit of being able to sign up for future installments of free industry guides.

To demonstrate the company’s commitment to staying ahead of the game Tenet (founded in 1994) has launched LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.  The investment in social media helps provide clients with up to date news on the procurement industry and the education sector.  New connections are encouraged (details below).   Clients can also opt-in to receive copies of Tenet’s client newsletter.

Darren Lowe, Director said “We want our customers to choose Tenet because they know we understand the mechanics of procurement.  Our new brand has a bright, fresh feel and hopefully this is something that Tenet brings to discussions with our customers, thus allowing them to feel confident that our ideas and recommendations will help them to maximise their savings potential”.

As a business Tenet is ambitious and was recently shortlisted to win the Educational Investor Awards for best School Procurement Services and Consultants to the Education Sector.   Comments from the judging panel were: “Tenet has demonstrated solid growth in a competitive environment.  Its collaborative procurement model for colleges in particular is innovative and has the potential to be greatly expanded.”


Tenet is a forward-looking company with dynamic plans for the future.

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