Meet the suppliers

Education Buying - Meet the suppliers

Webinar recording The Education Buying team kicked off our new webinar series on Friday 14 January 2021 with ‘Meet the Suppliers‘. It was a brilliantly informative event on hot topics affecting schools and MATs. About this Event Clare Megeney of Chartwells – a leading UK education catering company – discussed the ‘Importance of nutrition in […]

New procurement thresholds in place – What are they?

Education Buying - New procurement thresholds in place – What are they?

New procurement thresholds in place – What are they? The New Year brings new procurement updates! As of the 1st of January 2022, schools and MATs are subject to new procurement ‘thresholds’. You might need to update your internal policies to reflect this new legislation. The procurement (or tender) ‘thresholds’ dictate which sections of the […]

What does a good contract register look like?

Education Buying - What does a good contract register look like?

What does a good contract register look like? It can be difficult to put together a contracts register if you’ve never used one before, or have never heard of one.  What is a contracts register? A contracts register is a record of all your contracts and agreements held in one place. The biggest benefit is […]

Good contract basics and the benefits of a contracts register

Education Buying - Good contract basics and the benefits of a contracts register

Good contract basics and the benefits of a contracts register Keep on top of your contract expiry dates When it comes to good contract management, one of the pivotal points is the expiry date; you need to know when it’s going to end. If you don’t, there is a chance your contracts will roll over […]

Public Sector Procurement: Government Update

Public sector procurement: Government update Recently, we published some of the key updates for them Cabinet Office and how this might affect public procurement. We reported that a new procurement law was to be implemented soon and what this could mean. On the 6th of December 2021, the Cabinet Office published its response to the […]

The importance of procurement for MATs

Education Buying - The importance of procurement for MATs

Webinar recording Our expert Education Buying team hosted a webinar on Friday 26 November 2021 on the importance of procurement for MATs. For those of you who have not managed to join us live, we have recorded the webinar. About this Event Meet the Education Buying procurement experts, they regularly help schools and trusts make substantial […]

Key updates from the Procurement Cabinet Office

Education Buying - Key updates from the Procurement Cabinet Office

Key updates from the Procurement Cabinet Office In late October, Cabinet Office provided an update on the future of public procurement and how it will ‘transform’ via the Green Paper consultation and the Procurement Bill. There were some key factors in this update, ones that will have an impact on schools, colleges and trusts going into the future.   Here […]

How to include social value in your tendering

Education Buying - How to include social value in your tendering

Webinar recording Our expert Education Buying team hosted a webinar on Friday 22 October 2021 on how to include social value in your tendering. For those of you who have not managed to join us live, we have recorded the webinar. About this Event Meet the Education Buying procurement experts, they regularly help schools and […]

What do HR professionals do in schools?

Education Buying - What do HR professionals do in schools?

What do HR professionals do in Schools? Human resources within a school initially acts as it would within any organisation. The department exists to improve the skills and knowledge of the people within. While this is important, the HR department would also be responsible for helping teachers, heads and other business-related staff – extending their […]