Are you ready for the UK’s big network switch?

Education Buying - Are you ready for the UK's big network switch?

Are you ready for the UK’s big network switch? Telecoms throughout the UK are changing forever in the coming years. BT recently announced that by 2025 the UK’s PSTN network will be switched off in its entirety, meaning all schools will need to start making plans regarding their current telecoms contracts. The PSTN (Public Switched […]

Writing Winning Specifications

Education Buying - Writing Winning Specifications

Webinar recording The Education Buying team delivered another brilliant webinar on Friday 11 February 2022 with ‘Writing winning specifications‘. About this Event If you are thinking about finding new suppliers for your school’s goods or services, and don’t know where to start, this webinar is for you.    Our experts talk you through the process: […]

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?

The best ways to grow your Multi-Academy Trust

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 […]

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 […]