Useful resources for MATs

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We're working in partnership with MATs across the country to offer our expertise, help drive efficiencies, achieve cost savings and improve education outcomes.  Below, we've compiled a list of all our most useful resources to help academies and trusts buy compliantly.   

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Your guide to the World of Procurement

This guide will take you on a journey through our world of
procurement. We have nine categories showcasing the wide range
of solutions that we offer. Each framework or dynamic purchasing
system is listed with a brief description, the key dates and the
number of suppliers.

Read more here 

 
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Your guide to Business Support

Your people are your most valuable asset, so making sure your HR
systems, insurance and other support services are effective will
help you to retain and protect them. We have access to some of the
best recruiters, financial and support services in the country.

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Your guide to Energy

Contracts, billing and communications with your energy supplier 
should be simple and straightforward. We help MAT’s achieve 
significant savings on tariffs and management fees by centralising 
electricity and water contracts. You might even be considering 
renewable energy. We can provide access to service agreements for 
electricity, lighting, solar panels, biomass fuels and much more.

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Your guide to Facilities Management

Combining high capital expenditure with complex building and safety
regulations can often make for challenging procurements. We’ve
developed agreements that can help you design, build, refurbish and
maintain your buildings and grounds.

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Your guide to Food and Catering

It’s likely all your academies have many different suppliers that
provide a range of food and catering services. Some might already be
providing fresh, locally-sourced food and others might not. Through
a YPO service agreement you could even access the same suppliers,
but at a much better price. You could also explore new options and
suppliers that might better meet your needs.

Read more here

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Your guide to ICT

Across your MAT you might have 10, 20, 100 or thousands of
different ICT systems or processes in place, all with critical roles to
play in managing the everyday running of your academies. We’re
committed to staying current and helping you keep up to speed with
the latest technologies.

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RM3790 Water and Wastewater Framework Webinar

You’re invited to watch a pre-recorded webinar that will provide you
with guidance, knowledge and support on accessing the new water retail
market through our public sector Water and Wastewater Framework (RM3790).

Watch webinar here

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RM3731 Insurance Services Webinar

The recorded webinar will provide you with an overview of the framework’s
insurers and brokers, will explain the advantages and disadvantages of
different approaches to the insurance market but what is the most important
will provide you with a guidance on how to use the framework and how to
drive the value from it.

Watch webinar here

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Top 10 tips for recruiting supply teachers 

The right supply teachers can save your day - but finding them isn’t
always easy.

Recruiting supplier teachers can be a juggling act in itself as you look
to balance everything you need, while getting the best value for money.

Read blog here

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Procurement Glossary

Our quick guide to key procurement terms.  

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