We can offer your organisation a range of consultancy options to help maximise your time and savings to use on what you need most.

How do our Consultancy services work?

Whatever your needs are, we have a team of procurement specialists on hand to provide a tailormade service, that provides as much or as little support as you require.

Whether you are running a major building project, a new catering tender or you simply need help, support and guidance on your procurement processes, we have a solution ready for you.

Depending on your requirements, we will build a support package that caters to your needs and budget, as we realise, no two schools are the same.

Why use a consultancy service?

We appreciate that you don’t always have the time and resource to fulfil your procurement obligations and that’s where Education Buying can help support you to deliver your key objectives. Plus improving quality, saving time and delivering the best value for money for your school.

We have a team of qualified CIPS procurement professionals on hand to work with you at every step of your journey.
We have developed our own Frameworks and DPS for public sector, that conform to PCR2015, ensuring compliance is delivered at all times.
Our suppliers have been pre-vetted, so you can rest assured that quality and service will be delivered, no matter what we are sourcing for you.
We can provide expert assessment of your procurement processes, through reviewing your procurement operation and providing expert training and development plans, which are tailored for you.
We can even come in and be part of your team, by placing a member of our staff into your business, to work alongside you, to help manage and deliver your procurement needs.

Our Consultancy services

Unsure if your getting the best deal and value for money? Our Spend Analysis tool, can compare your costs Vs your peers and UK averages, to provide a benchmark report of where your costs can be improved and provide an indictive saving potential for you.

Identification of easy and/or quick win cash savings.
Provides assurance that current suppliers are the best deal
Ensures that you know how you compare Vs your peers and the UK average

Managed Tender / Quotation

We can provide expertise across a wide variety of categories and sectors to ensure that any managed tender or quotation requirement achieves best value and quality. We use a fully audited e-tendering system to manage the tender/quotation process online.

Provides a best value for money and quality outcome for the tender process.
Use our robust procurement documentation which minimise risks and maximises value for money opportunities.
Provides your organisation with assurance that their tender/quotation process will be run in accordance with procurement best practice and legal requirements (Public Contract Regulations 2015 where applicable).
Education Buying - Consultancy
Education Buying - Consultancy

Procurement Maturity Assessment

Our Procurement Maturity Assessment provides a detailed and comprehensive audit of procurement at your organisation.

Provides a comprehensive positioning of procurement at the organisation based on benchmarking against best practice across a range of procurement functions.
Enables an organisation to understand where procurement improvements can be achieved.
Identifies opportunities for immediate commercial ROI/Savings.

Procurement Training

We will provide your organisation with a tailored procurement training solution aimed at any level of expertise within the organisation. Covering best practices over a wide range of key procurement topics.

Training can be tailored to meet the requirements of the organisation.
Delivered by Experienced and qualified procurement professionals with a combined experience of over 200 years in procurement.
Training delivery can be tailored to suit your requirements, either classroom based, interactive or remote/webinar based.

Procurement Documents

No matter what your needs are, we have a solution for you.

Whether it’s completing a tender, building a contracts or assets register or managing a procurement assessment, we have a document for you.

All of our documents have been designed and built by our professional Procurement specialists, so you can be sure, they are fully compliant and will meet your needs.

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