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  • inside of school bus

    Safeguarding students on the school run

    04 December 2019 By Dominic Kalantary - Director at Vectare

    When reference is made to the “pupil journey”, most educators instinctively think of a child’s progress upward through their school. But for the students themselves, the most relevant journey to them on a day to day basis is the one that they make from home to school, and back again, five days a week.

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  • YPO world of procurement figure

    Understanding the many phrases of procurement

    03 December 2019 By Matthew Larkin - Digital Marketing Officer at YPO

    There are many complicated terms and acronyms when it comes to procurement, so we rounded up the information to help people understand it a little better!

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  • man and woman reading a contract

    Understanding the world of consultancy

    03 December 2019 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer for Corporate Services at YPO

    Last month we held a webinar introducing Consultancy+, the supplier of the new YPO framework; Managing Consultancy and Professional Services. We have pulled together some of the FAQs featured in this webinar below, as a handy guide for you.

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  • YPO category manager, Daniel, portfolio image

    Meet the Category Manager - Daniel Veasey

    07 November 2019 By Daniel Veasey - YPO Category manager, Energy

    Daniel Veasey joined YPO in September 2019 and is the category manager for Energy in the Procurement Services team.

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  • drone being used on building site

    The benefits of drones in the public sector

    23 October 2019 By Laura Megson - Assistant Category Buyer, Emergency Services and Blue Light

    There are no real surprises when it comes to the development of technology these days, but it is always interesting to know how this technology is used in our day to day society.

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  • Ebony Armitage further competition coordinator at YPO

    My procurement journey at YPO

    17 October 2019 By Ebony Armitage - Further Competition Coordinator at YPO

    Apprenticeships were always more attractive to me when leaving college, as I wanted to learn with hands on experience, rather than reading through textbooks and having endless exams. In July 2018, I began my journey at YPO as an apprentice.

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  • YPO consultancy services

    How to procure consultancy services – the YPO way

    18 July 2019 By James Bridgland - Reed Consultancy+

    Consultancy and professional services spend has long been a challenges across the Public Sector for a number of organisations. Issues ranging from how to classify and procure consultancy through to what best value looks like and how to protect the business from risk.

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  • Lauren Robinson

    Meet the Buyer - Lauren Robinson

    10 June 2019 By Lauren Robinson, Framework Manager - Furniture

    Lauren started her YPO journey when she was just 19, and has worked her way to her current role of office furniture framework manager, working closely with customers and assisting them through the entire procurement process.

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    Meet the Buyer - Claire Deacey

    07 June 2019 By Claire Deacey, Category Buyer - Social Care

    Claire started working for YPO in January this year as a Category Buyer for the Social Care team.

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  • Why TCO of ownership is important blog

    Total cost of ownership when procuring printers

    14 May 2019 By Richard Sykes - Regional Field Sales Manager, Kyocera

    When procuring a printer, something to consider is the total cost of ownership (TCO). TCO is the sum of all costs that occur when purchasing your printer. But why is it important?

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