Accountancy & Financial Services
What is it?
The Education Buying Group DPS Accountancy and Financial Advisory Services for Schools has been specifically designed to help every school to find the right financial advice to help keep your books on track.
Whether you are a single school of a large multi-academy trust, the Accountancy and Financial Advisory Services for Schools, we can help you find a great supplier that can help you keep up to date with the ever-shifting regulatory landscape of the education sector. We can help you find a trusted financial partner to deliver a range of financial services and advice to complement your in-house skills, capacity and capabilities.
As the contract is a DPS, new suppliers can be added at any time allowing your existing supplier to be included in your procurement activity. The DPS is split into regional areas, meaning that only suppliers in your area will respond to your opportunity. The agreement is fully compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 removing the need for you to carry out a full tender process.
The agreement covers a range of services; schools are able to select the elements of the service that they need on a contractual or options (pay-as-you-go) basis to get the right contract for your school.
Can I use it?
Our Accountancy and Financial Advisory Services for Schools agreement is accessible to all educational establishments including primary schools, secondary schools and multi-academy trusts and colleges across the whole of the UK.
You can source a little or as much as you need, from day to day account management and regular reporting plus financial software, to support with the production of the Annual Financial Statement or trial balances, to pupil premium grants or even just tax advice and VAT returns; the DPS agreement is flexible enough to enable you to quickly secure excellent services using a set of schools tested & approved templates and documents.
With both national and local suppliers available, the DPS is split into 12 geographical lots.
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What are the benefits?
Glide through the procurement process to secure a great Accountancy and Financial Advisory partner for your school using the The Education Buying Group DPS agreement.
- Ready-made templates procurement documents with step-by-step instructions.
- Public sector compliant solution with pre-vetted suppliers ensuring a faster award process.
- The electronic tender process supported by the Education Buying team.
- Quick and easy to use process – estimated 4 – 6 weeks timescales to the award of the tender.
As part of the solution, we review and publish your tender documents for you via our e-procurement portal. The bid submissions are then provided to you for evaluation. You award the contract to the highest-scoring bidder. Get quality assured, trusted service for your school for Accountancy and Financial support.