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As local authorities are faced with ever-changing goal posts and increasing challenges, procurement can play a critical role in improving efficiencies, encouraging innovation, and achieving greater value.

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We're here for all your procurement needs

We're here for all your procurement needs

Our procurement service is here to help local authorities achieve commercial objectives, through innovative and collaborative frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems (DPS). Working together, with our valued suppliers, we can facilitate positive change to best serve our communities, by delivering social value and economic benefits. Our frameworks and DPS are flexible and compliant ways to buy a wide range of services and products, through cost-effective contracts offering great value every time.

Report: Responding to COVID-19 in local authorities

In partnership with iGov Survey we've looked at the biggest resourcing challenges facing local authorities as a result of the pandemic.

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New DPS for alternative fuel vehicles

In May 2021, we're launching a new DPS to facilitate the mass uptake of alternatively fuelled vehicles, as part of the national shift away from petrol and diesel ahead of 2030.

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Whitepaper: Why UK councils need to collaborate to thrive

In partnership with Supply Management Insider we explore some of the challenges that loom on the horizon and how collaboration with stakeholders and suppliers will better prepare them for what’s ahead.

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From the Local Authority Blog

15 April 2021 The Debt Respite Scheme: Impact on enforcement
The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) guidance is set to be rolled out on Tuesday 4th May 2021 and the purpose of this initiative is to support those who genuinely cannot pay or would benefit from some additional time to tackle their debts.
24 March 2021 What COVID-19 has meant for enforcement
The coronavirus pandemic has heavily impacted the vast majority of businesses, but especially those that rely on public engagement.
20 November 2020 Meet the Category Manager - Andy Perrins
Andy started working at YPO in May 2018 after moving from a local authority, he is now the Category Manager for Social Care and Emergency Services.

Webinars

Click here to play the Transition to zero/lower emission fleet video
Transition to zero/lower emission fleet With Energy Saving Trust learn how you can start the process of transforming to lower emission fleet, and what support is available to help your organisation.
Click here to play the The Power of Collaboration in Procurement: lessons learned from COVID-19 video
The Power of Collaboration in Procurement: lessons learned from COVID-19 YPO, Wakefield Council and North Yorkshire County Council discuss how COVID-19 has impacted on collaboration both internally and with external organisations, key lessons learnt so far and how procurement plays a part in planning for COVID recovery.
Click here to play the Building efficiency, savings and value with collaborative procurement solutions video
Building efficiency, savings and value with collaborative procurement solutions In partnership with Supply Management Insider this webinar focuses on procurement collaboration in the field of insurance and risk management.
Click here to play the Insurance webinar series video
Insurance webinar series We've recently been joined by specialists from the risk and insurance sector for a series of webinars, providing technical and practical guidance to enable you to make strategic decisions now and to start planning for the future.

Furniture and Design Service

Our complete furniture and design service helps you create environments that are tailored to your unique needs.

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Top tips on how to run a further competition

We've put together our top tips for running a further competition to help make the process easier for you.

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Writing a specification for temporary recruitment

Having a strong specification to find a provider to manage your temporary recruitment requirements increases the chances of having a successful service. Here's a checklist of things to consider whilst writing your specification.

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Using YPO Frameworks

Click here to play the FAQs: MFDs and print management  video
FAQs: MFDs and print management Our category buyer Zoe answers all your questions on printers and print management, and also gives an overview of our MFD framework and how to procure through it.
Click here to play the Insurance solutions explained video
Insurance solutions explained Learn about our insurance solutions and how they can provide access to market leading insurance brokers and insurance companies. This video will also guide you through how to select the right route to market to secure the best value available in the insurance market.
Click here to play the Introduction to Print Marketplace video
Introduction to Print Marketplace Watch this short video to find out more about our new Print Marketplace - the new competitive, compliant and simple way to purchase print.
Click here to play the Understanding the procurement process for apprenticeships video
Understanding the procurement process for apprenticeships This brief overview of our Apprenticeship framework includes information on call-offs, frameworks structure and procurement routes.

Explore the YPO product catalogue

Did you know YPO does more than just frameworks? We have everything to meet your procurement needs - explore the catalogue today or speak to our team about the benefits of buying through YPO.

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