Partnerships

Our Partnerships

We establish partnerships with our customers, industry bodies and competitors to reduce duplication of effort and ultimately deliver better value for the taxpayer. Such activity demonstrates how we can achive significant and sustainable savings for the public sector through collaboration, aggregation and standardisation.

BESA

YPO is a member of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), demonstrating our commitment to providing products which are of a proper quality, and safe and suitable for educational use. For further information please visit the BESA website.

EduBuy

EduBuy is a partnership of public sector organisations, created to provide schools and education establishments with choice and value when buying products and services. Academies, schools and colleges can save time and effort by having quick and easy access to pre-negotiated, legally compliant procurement arrangements whilst achieving substantial savings and contributing to local efficiency targets. For further information please visit the EduBuy website

Crown Commercial Service

YPO and Crown Commercial Service (formerly Government Procurement Service) have formed a strategic alliance to help drive procurement efficiencies across both local and central government, and the wider public sector. Pooling resources, costs and working more closely on common objectives will mean smarter combined purchasing, achieving savings and quality for all customers. For more information about CCS, please visit the Crown Commercial Service website

iNetwork

iNetwork is a public sector partnership organisation that works closely with public sector organisations across the North of England. YPO is partnering with iNetwork to deliver the Connected Procurement Programme, enabling members to benefit from extensive procurement expertise and deliver innovative, high quality and cost-effective services within local communities. For more information about iNetwork, please visit the iNetwork website.

Institute of Customer Service (ICS)

YPO is a member of ICS - the professional body for customer service - which aims to help improve levels of customer satisfaction, employee engagement and performance within organisations. As a member we aim to further develop our skills and benchmark activity against other organisations, measuring our processes and achievements to meet national best practice standards for customer service. For further information please visit the Institute of Customer Service website

LACA

YPO is a partner with LACA, the Lead Association for Catering in Education, which represents the customers and suppliers of the school food industry aims to achieve excellence in school food provision. For further information please visit the LACA website.

National Association of School Business Management

YPO is an approved partner of the National Association of School Business Management (NASBM). Organisations must undertake a strict screening process to gain this endorsement, ensuring they will provide a high quality of products and services to NASBM members and non-members. For more information about NASBM approved partners, please visit the NASBM website.

North Yorkshire Procurement Service

Securing the contract to run North Yorkshire Procurement Service (NYPS) - North Yorkshire County Council’s procurement function - reinforces our commitment to work with local authorities more closely to achieve efficiencies. This service can cater locally for the council’s unique demands, while being able to access procurement expertise from an enhanced team of colleagues at YPO. This will help to equip the service in sourcing better value solutions from the market to gain maximum value. For more information please contact [email protected].