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  • Meet the education procurement team - Elle

    02 December 2020 By Elle Barratt, Procurement Project Support

    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.

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  • Ebony Armitage Assistant Buyer of Fleet at YPO

    Meet the buyer Ebony Armitage

    01 December 2020 By Ebony Armitage - Assistant Buyer for Fleet at YPO

    Ebony joined YPO in 2018 as an apprentice and has now recently become the Assistant Buyer for Fleet in our Procurement Services team.

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  • business people walking

    Understanding the right solution for recruitment

    25 November 2020 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer for HR Services at YPO

    Every organisation in the public sector will at some point have the requirement to recruit whether this be for permanent roles, temporary or high level executive interim roles. How does an organisation know the right process or pathway for recruiting, and when is the right time to recruit?

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  • man assessing documents

    Top tips for running a further competition

    24 November 2020 By The YPO procurement team

    A further competition, previously knows as a mini-competition, is a procurement process in which awarded suppliers on a framework produce a tender that outlines how they can meet the customers needs.

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  • Andy Perrins Category Manager of Social Care at YPO

    Meet the Category Manager - Andy Perrins

    20 November 2020 By Andy Perrins - Category Manager of Social Care and Emergency Services at YPO

    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.

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  • Meet the education procurement team - Kirsty

    18 November 2020 By Kirsty Gledhill, Procurement Projects Advisor

    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.

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  • woman working through contracts

    When should Regulation 32(2)(c) be used?

    16 November 2020 By Raoul Robinson - Contracts Manager at YPO

    Issues created by the rise of COVID -19 in the UK has resulted in public sector contracting authorities and their supply chains, facing unprecedented difficulties to quickly meet urgent stakeholder requirements.

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  • business woman working from home

    Are you getting the benefits of working with SMEs?

    11 November 2020 By Robyn Lamport-Rann - Category Buyer for ICT at YPO

    As a nation we are dependent on technology more than ever, but have you thought about how small or medium sized businesses can help with sourcing this through procurement?

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  • public washroom with hand dryer

    Creating a safer washroom experience

    11 November 2020 By Initial Washroom Hygiene

    Washrooms represent one of the greatest hygiene challenges for businesses and schools as they are spaces in which social distancing may be difficult to maintain. They also contain many shared touchpoints and hard surfaces, on which Coronavirus can survive and become vectors for transmission.

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  • man and woman in data centre

    XaaS: why everything is now a service

    05 November 2020 By The IT team at YPO

    As organisations look towards digitisation to improve their own business processes and their efficiency, services are becoming an increasingly popular way to cost-effectively use and implement IT.

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