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.
Why choose YPO for your school's contracts
There are lots of benefits of working with us when setting up or renewing your contracts. We explore these and discuss how our dedicated education procurement team can support you every step of the way.
How to write a specification
A specification can be defined as a 'statement of needs' and should be included in any tender or further competition to explain what goods and/or services you want to buy. We'll talk you through things to avoid and include in yours.
Procurement thresholds and compliance
We get asked about thresholds and compliance all the time. With the UK leaving the EU, are there any changes to be aware of? We break down all the key points you need to know about.
What is procurement?
Breaking it down and keeping it simple, we explain how procurement is more than just purchasing.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Supply Teachers and Temporary Staff agreement has saved schools over £1.5m in three years, and now we’ve partnered with YPO to help schools further. We’re working together to achieve savings with continued support and tailored solutions for your school.
This simple to run procurement exercise is in-place to help you select the most suitable supplier to meet your requirements creating fair ‘competition’ between them, to make sure you get the best value for money.
There are some important things to think about when it comes to the evaluation part of the process, as it will determine which supplier has scored the highest and is therefore successful. Here are some steps you can take so your evaluation is fair and compliant.
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!