AoC Procurement Development Team

last updated: 20th January 2015

The current economic climate has brought the need for colleges to maximise efficiencies into sharp focus.

Effective management of Procurement could mean:

  • Better value for money, which releases funds to invest in services for students
  • Reduced exposure to risk Improved supplier performance
  • Reduced cost (time and effort) of paperwork and administration


The AoC has a Procurement Efficiency Team for colleges in the East Midlands and South West who are able to work with colleges to identify and support the implementation of efficiency initiatives.

  • Roger Coles - FE Procurement Manager, South West,
    Tel: 07920 720 651 
  • Catherine Duro - FE Procurement Manager, East Midlands (EMFEC)
    Tel: 01158 541 623

Alternatively colleges can also obtain support and guidance from Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) via the CPC Helpdesk on 0161 295 5599.

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