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Contracts for schools resources hub

Giving you a helping hand on all things procurement! We've pulled together some useful resources for you including procurement tips videos, blogs and a handy booklet with everything you need to know about our contracts for schools offering.

Procurement tips for schools

Click here to play the What is procurement? video
What is procurement? Breaking it down and keeping it simple, we explain how procurement is more than just purchasing.
Click here to play the Where do I start with procurement? video
Where do I start with procurement? You know when you have a new contract to set up, or you need to renew an existing one but have no idea where to start? Our team are on hand to guide you from start to finish.
Click here to play the What is a call-off? video
What is a call-off? A call-off is just another way of saying 'placing an order'. We told you this procurement jargon can be confusing sometimes but don't worry, we've got you covered.
Click here to play the What's the difference between a framework, DPS and contract? video
What's the difference between a framework, DPS and contract? It can be a bit confusing out there in the world of procurement, but we're here to be your helping hand. We've broken the procurement jargon down into simple to understand and easy to apply definitions.
Click here to play the How do I renew a contract? video
How do I renew a contract? If you already have a contract in place and you just need it renewing, we can help with this procurement exercise. You may even be able to get a better solution for your school by using suppliers from our roster of 50+ frameworks!
Click here to play the How do I carry out a further competition? video
How do I carry out a further competition? A further competition (sometimes referred to as a mini competition) is a really effective way of creating competition between a set of pre-approved suppliers, helping you get the right solution for your specific requirements.

From the blog

26 February 2021 Meet the education procurement team - Nathan
Nathan is new to YPO and the education procurement team but has lots of experience working with customers, as well as managing tendering processes. This is something he can support you with in his new role alongside sharing his knowledge with you on reducing your school’s carbon footprint!
02 December 2020 Meet the education procurement team - Elle
Elle has worked at YPO for just over two years and is the procurement project support in the newly formed education procurement team. She’ll be your first point of contact for when you’re needing help setting up contracts or just need some advice on your school’s procurement activity.
18 November 2020 Meet the education procurement team - Kirsty
Kirsty has been at YPO for three and a half years in a few different roles, building on her knowledge and experience on all things procurement. She’s really looking forward to getting the new education procurement team known in the education sector and working closely with our customers to understand their challenges and how we can help them.