The importance of Social Value in your school’s tendering

Education Buying - The importance of Social Value in your school’s tendering

The importance of Social Value in your school’s tendering   What is Social Value? Social value is the overall value that schools, MATs, colleges and universities can gain from money that is spent on procurement. This can be from providing improvements through economic, environmental or social areas. Social value, also referred to as ‘sustainable procurement’, […]

Schools and MATs beware, a new procurement law is on its way, and it will affect you

Education Buying - Schools and MATs beware, a new procurement law is on its way, and it will affect you

Schools and MATs beware, a new procurement law is on its way, and it will affect you Recently the Government released a new ‘National Procurement Policy Statement’. Here’s what our procurement expert, Ben McGirr commented in a recent webinar about the importance of good contract management:  “This is particularly timely at the moment. In June, the government published something called the […]

Green Paper – Transforming Procurement

Education Buying - Green Paper - Transforming Procurement

Procurement proposals post-Brexit In December 2020, the government’s ‘Transforming Public Procurement’ Green Paper announced the key proposals for transforming public procurement post-Brexit. What would change: A new “unit” with the power to intervene and drive-up standards in…

New freedom to ‘Buy British’ in post-Brexit procurement

Education Buying - New freedom to ‘Buy British’ in post-Brexit procurement

The UK’s exit from the EU brings freedoms around contract spend on goods, services and works contracts. A key change is that you can now limit suppliers in certain tenders and be free to ‘Buy British’ only. Which tenders does this apply to? This change applies to ‘below threshold’ tenders, which are goods/services valued under £189,330 or…