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Training workshops

CPET runs regular workshops throughout the UK to train public sector buyers and suppliers on how to practically implement sustainable timber procurement.

Workshop200The UK Government’s timber procurement policy requires all timber and wood products to be from legal and sustainable sources. The Central Point of Expertise on Timber Procurement (CPET) is a service of the UK Government which assists public sector personnel and their suppliers and contractors in implementing the public procurement policy to ensure legality and sustainability of timber and wood products purchased/supplied. 

The timber procurement policy is mandatory for all Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies and CPET is working in partnership with WWF to encourage local authorities to implement policies on timber procurement.

There is no charge to attend the workshop for the public sector and public sector suppliers and contractors. The workshop is funded by the WWF-UK. 

What will the workshop cover?

The workshop will give you hands-on-tools to implement a sustainable timber procurement policy, or as a supplier the tools you need to ensure sustainability of timber and wood products you wish to supply, and provide expertise in:

  • Implementation of a timber procurement policy
  • Specification and contract clauses (model text to copy-paste is available)
  • The types of evidence that are available and how to check them, including forest certification schemes FSC and PEFC

Attendees will work through several case studies to examine the types of evidence available, so as to ensure confidence in implementing a policy and assessing and collecting evidence back in the work place.

Thanks very much for giving the Council the opportunity to attend. Was very worthwhile and I look forward to passing on the knowledge gained on the day.” Feedback from a Local Authority attendee, CPET workshop September 2011.

Upcoming dates and venues of workshops

More information and locations of future workshops will be available on the CPET website closer to the time or you can sign up to the CPET update by emailing

How to sign up

Participants must register for places on the workshops. The number of attendees is limited and spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if the workshop is over-subscribed, priority will be given to eligible users.

Please link below to download a booking form and send it to CPET via email, fax or post.

Booking Form for all workshops (word file)

If you have any questions please contact the CPET helpline on:


Phone: +44 (0) 1305 236 100

Other training provided on request

If you would like CPET to run a workshop for your organisation or to give a presentation on an event please send your request to


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