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    Look out for hidden charges on your energy bill

    11 April 2018 By Adam Throup, Category Manager - Energy

    Do you find it confusing when it comes to comparing energy quotes?

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    Meet our new Sustainable Procurement Manager

    05 April 2018 By Melissa Bell, Sustainable Procurement Manager

    Melissa joined YPO nearly 15 years ago as has been appointed to the new role of Sustainable Procurement Manager

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    Your guide to the new PE and sports premium

    03 April 2018 By John Healey, Category Buyer - Sports

    What is the purpose of the physical education and school sport premium?

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    Keep your printer safe from hackers

    03 April 2018 By Laura King at Vendor Marketing

    Could your printer be putting your institution at risk?

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    Can procurement change the world?

    28 March 2018 By Gillian Askew, Head of Procurement

    Working in public sector procurement is not for the faint hearted. Faced with the hardest recession in our lifetime, professional procurers within the public sector have been asked to step up and deliver more value through procurement than ever before.

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    Changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

    26 March 2018 By Steve Sefton, Category Buyer - Energy

    New Government legislation has been passed in relation to changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) as part of its strategy to promote renewable transport fuels. Our category buyer for Energy Steve Sefton, explains which fuels are affected, what will change and how this will affect prices.

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    Meet the Category Buyer - Carmen Emmerson

    26 March 2018 By Carmen Emmerson, Category Buyer - Energy

    Carmen joined YPO four and a half years ago and is a category buyer for Energy in the Procurement Services team.

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    Meet the Category Manager - Sarah Sesum

    21 March 2018 By Sarah Sesum, Category Manager - Technology and Communications

    Sarah Sesum joined YPO 11 years ago and is now the category manager for Technology and Communications in the Procurement Services team.

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    Top tips for creating engaging physical education

    15 March 2018 By Sue Wilkinson and Eileen Marchant, Association for Physical Education

    We all know and recognise that a healthy body gives rise to a healthy mind. There’s now a wealth of knowledge and evidence providing the connectivity between activity, emotional wellbeing and improved academic achievement.

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    The SQ and essential subcontractors

    14 March 2018 By Beth Lord, Contracts Officer

    In September 2016 the Cabinet Office along with Crown Commercial Service issued a PPN stating the introduction of a new supplier selection questionnaire, aptly named “Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ)” which was to be implemented immediately.

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