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  • Insurance agreement delivers millions in savings

    An agreement, designed to deliver savings on insurance services across the public sector, has already achieved over £4.6m in savings since its launch in February 2013. It is the first national agreement to meet the diverse needs of...

  • A year since our Bid Toolkit Partnership

    It’s been a year since YPO launched its partnership with the Bid Toolkit, an online tendering guide and training platform set up to help suppliers write better bids for public sector contracts. As a public sector buying organisation, owned...

  • It's results week!

    Students all over the country have received their GCSE results this week and many students received their A-level results last week, but what are their options?   Apprenticeships or university?   Apprenticeships should be at the centre of...

  • Apprenticeship Framework news update

    YPO has a framework for Apprenticeships and Associated Training, on which a provider has had a change in structure. The lead provider on The Police Degree Apprenticeship Consortium will now be Middlesex University. YPO is currently in the...

  • YPO is shortlisted for three CIM Northern Awards

    YPO is thrilled to be shortlisted in three categories for The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Northern Awards. Our Roald Dahl campaign was first launched last year to add value and support to our customers in the education sector,...

  • Customer service challenges facing public sector

    YPO sets out customer service challenges facing public sector  Budget, reduced staff numbers and barriers to innovation are the biggest challenges to improving customer service in the public sector according to new research from YPO,...

  • YPO's year of firsts

    Article featured in Yorkshire Post: December 20, 2018   YPO reflects on its most trailblazing period to date As end-of-year reviews go, YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, should be more than satisfied with its 2018...

  • YPO and council collaborate for new HR framework

    An innovative new partnership between the London Borough of Waltham Forest and publicly owned procurement organisation YPO has led to the launch of a new national HR procurement framework. The collaboration is believed to be the first of...

  • YPO helps find best-fit edtech for every school

    PRESS RELEASE YPO helps find best-fit edtech for every school A partnership launched to help schools tackle edtech challenges has reported early success with more than 700 primary and secondary schools, including four large Multi-Academy...

  • Temporary Labour framework latest

    We've been working on the renewal of the Temporary Labour framework to meet the changing and varying demands of different public sector organisations. Part of this research has included supplier and customer engagement. A Prior Information...

  • YPO Joins CHSA Accreditation Scheme

    Highlighting our commitment to providing customers with high quality products and an excellence in service, YPO has passed the stringent auditing process and secured admission to the Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers' Association (CHSA) as...

  • Introducing Spiral PE

    YPO is supporting Spiral PE, an interactive web platform that helps schools deliver outstanding physical education and create a positive attitude to physical activities. SPIRALPE™ is an online platform, helping schools across the UK to...

  • YPO helps Yorkshire 2019 buy better

    PRESS RELEASE YPO helps Yorkshire 2019 buy better to make the UCI Road World Championships a success YPO, one of the UK’s leading public sector buying organisations, is delighted to announce it will be providing procurement support to...

  • YPO sponsor climate change lessons

    PRESS RELEASE Teachers called on to be the first to trial the UK CC:Learn Climate Change Teacher Training Academy Teachers are being offered the chance to take part in a climate change education programme created by Harwood Education,...

  • National Apprenticeship Week 2018

    Here at YPO we’re hugely proud of our apprentices. Over the last seven years since our apprenticeship programme started in 2011, we’ve placed 53 apprentices across the business in different departments such as IT, marketing, HR and...