How to manage rising costs in your school contracts
How to manage rising costs in your school contracts by Zoe Lloyd-Jones – Lead Procurement Consultant at Education Buying Costs are going up and budgets are struggling to keep up with inflation. The numbers just don’t stack up and for many schools it is difficult to keep your head above water. Education Buying has put […]
How to buy the best printers and copiers for your school
How to buy the best printers and copiers for your school Printers and photocopiers are expensive, and depending on how much your school uses them and what price plan you are on, costs can soon rack up so it’s good to make sure you have the right contract in place to control your costs. Printers […]
The easiest ways your school can stay compliant
PCR 2015 explained: How your school can stay compliant PCR15, also known as the Public Contract Regulations 2015 are a set of laws that cover how to conduct procurement in an efficient and compliant manner. There are many regulations to constantly keep track of and to say it can be overwhelming is an understatement! However, […]
Social Value: how framework agreements make a difference
Social Value: how framework agreements make a difference Education Buying’s new Schools Supplies framework agreement is here With the promise of savings for schools on their everyday essentials, it’s important to know how your new suppliers will bring social value with every purchase. With social value being a big focus for schools and MATs in […]
Have you thought about how to manage your school’s energy price increase?
Have you thought about how to manage your school’s energy price increase? Lots of suppliers are not taking on any new customers, so the options are limited for anyone coming out of a contract. With energy costs so volatile it can be difficult for your school to obtain savings. Though, we do benchmark prices regularly […]
How the Queen’s Speech outlines the future of public procurement
The Queen’s Speech included a keynote update and intention from the Government on the introduction and launching of a new Public Procurement Bill which will replace the existing Public Contracts Regulations 2015 regime.
How a schools-led buying organisation is changing the education sector forever
How a schools-led buying organisation is changing the education sector forever. Unique, not-for-profit, Public Sector Buying Organisation launched Public procurement in UK education is complex. Ensuring the needs of pupils, teachers and support staff are catered for, while continually improving and maintaining the facilities is a difficult balancing act. For schools, finding time can be […]
How can stress affect children’s mental health?
Stress can affect children in different ways. It’s important to be aware of the effects stress can have on mental health and how it can affect the developing brain. Fortunately, schools can do their part to combat the every day stresses that children feel.
How to write the perfect school tender specification
Figuring out how to write the perfect school tender specification can be hard, but understanding the types of specification and the differences between a framework and DPS will make the tender process much easier.
The importance of nutrition in Schools
It’s vital to develop and maintain a student’s positive relationship with food. The importance of nutrition in schools is that it has wide reaching effects on how a student performs in the school day.