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The importance of Social Value in your school’s tendering
The importance of Social Value in your school’s tendering
The importance of Social Value in your school’s tendering   What is Social Value? Social value is the overall value that schools, MATs, colleges and universities can gain from money that is spent on procurement. This can be from providing improvements through economic, environmental or social areas. Social value, also referred to as ‘sustainable procurement’, […]
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What do HR professionals do in schools?
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 […]
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Schools and MATs beware, a new procurement law is on its way, and it will affect you
Schools and MATs beware, a new procurement law is on its way, and it will affect you
Schools and MATs beware, a new procurement law is on its way, and it will affect you Recently the Government released a new ‘National Procurement Policy Statement’. Here’s what our procurement expert, Ben McGirr commented in a recent webinar about the importance of good contract management:  “This is particularly timely at the moment. In June, the government published something called the […]
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Contract management tips that will save you money
Contract management tips that will save you money
The 3 best contract management tips that will save you money Contract management is a vital part of the procurement process. After all, the contract is the final document that will control how much or how little you will save yourself. The issue with contract management is that it is a constant process. You should […]
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Good contract basics & benefits of a Contracts' Register
Good contract basics & benefits of a Contracts' Register
Webinar recording Our expert Education Buying team hosted a webinar on Friday 09 July 2021 on the benefits of good contract management and the benefits of a contracts register. 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, […]
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Benefits of good supplier management
Benefits of good supplier management
Webinar recording Our expert Education Buying team hosted a webinar on Friday 11 June 2021 on the benefits of good supplier management. For those of you who have not managed to join us live, we have recorded the webinar. Make sure you don’t miss any of our webinars by booking your space here.  
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Carbon Zero Schools
Carbon Zero Schools
Webinar recording Our expert Education Buying team, along with guest speaker Alex Green (Let’s Go Zero), hosted a webinar on Friday 21 May 2021 on how to make your school carbon zero. For those of you who have not managed to join us live, we have recorded the webinar. Sign up to the Let’s Go […]
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How to ensure compliance when tendering
How to ensure compliance when tendering
Webinar recording Our expert Procurement team hosted a webinar on Friday 30 April 2021 on how to ensure compliance during the tendering process. For those of you who have not managed to join us live, we have recorded the webinar. Make sure you don’t miss any of our webinars by booking your space here.
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Green Paper - Transforming Procurement
Green Paper - Transforming Procurement
Procurement proposals post-Brexit In December 2020, the government’s ‘Transforming Public Procurement’ Green Paper announced the key proposals for transforming public procurement post-Brexit. What would change: A new “unit” with the power to intervene and drive-up standards in...
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New freedom to ‘Buy British’ in post-Brexit procurement
New freedom to ‘Buy British’ in post-Brexit procurement
The UK’s exit from the EU brings freedoms around contract spend on goods, services and works contracts. A key change is that you can now limit suppliers in certain tenders and be free to ‘Buy British’ only. Which tenders does this apply to? This change applies to 'below threshold' tenders, which are goods/services valued under £189,330 or...
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