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  • YPO strengthens with three senior promotions

    PRESS RELEASE YPO, the UK’s largest publicly-owned buying organisation, has made three senior promotions within its public sector and education divisions, signalling the organisation’s continued investment in and commitment to the...

  • YPO Christmas card competition launches for 2018

    PRESS RELEASE  YPO Christmas card competition launches for 2018 Ahead of Christmas, YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, has launched a nationwide search for a budding artist whose design will appear on its corporate...

  • LGRP Framework Update

    The Local Government Resourcing Partnership (LGRP) is a national HR procurement framework. Local authorities and public organisations including police, fire and rescue, the NHS, charities and housing associations can access the LGRP...

  • Energy market update - October

    Power Supply started the month comfortably as demand reduced due to warmer temperatures around Europe.  The nuclear capacity in France increased following a period of maintenance, but the interconnector’s capacity was halved to 1GW due...

  • YPO delivers public sector dividends

    PRESS RELEASE YPO delivers £7.5 million public sector dividends   YPO has delivered £7.5 million in dividends to local authorities across the country. Using centralised contracts to deliver essential services such as energy solutions,...

  • Energy market update - March

    Gas Winter 2018 prices started the month around 50.35p/th and then rose to 53.55p/th by the middle of the month as lower than normal temperature forecasts kept emerging across Europe.  This pressure was despite the UK gas system forecast...

  • June Apprenticeship Framework news update

    04/06/19 Apprenticeship & Associated Training Round 5 The YPO Apprenticeship & Associated Training framework has come to the end of Round 5. YPO received 54 bids which was split down into 23 current providers and 31 new providers.  Round 6...

  • Inspiring futures

    We’ve been working with the Inspiring Futures charity to make teachers aware of their services to schools. Inspiring futures allows you to select people from different career paths to come in and talk to your class about their job and...

  • NHS promotes our Low Energy Lighting DPS

    The government announced last week that it was providing £46m worth of funding for the investment of LED lighting and technologies across the NHS. All NHS trusts are eligible to apply for funding to improve and expand the use of LED...

  • New apprenticeship framework portal launched

    PRESS RELEASE YPO launches nationwide public sector apprenticeship framework portal YPO has launched an online portal for its apprenticeship framework that will allow the UK public sector to access apprenticeship training from a range of...

  • Calling all suppliers to the public sector!

    Calling all suppliers to the public sector! From next month, YPO is launching new monthly ‘Meet the Buyer’ days! You may or may not know that YPO works with a wide range of suppliers from across the UK, offering products and services to...

  • Helping schools tackle challenges around edtech

    PRESS RELEASE Helping schools tackle challenges around edtech YPO is helping schools across the country discover and evaluate new education technologies, with the launch of an innovative new solution. ‘Edtech Impact’ developed by Innovate...

  • Calling all apprenticeship training providers

    With the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, the majority of UK employers want to ensure they utilise their apprenticeship fund effectively – but did you know, there’s currently very few public sector procurement solution in place to...

  • YPO wins top award for work in Scotland

    It's celebration time again in the YPO camp as we're delighted to announce that we've won a prestigious local government award! We collected the award at the prestigious Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards held at the Radisson Blu in...

  • Energy market update - November

    Gas and Power Volatility was in the market as we moved from summer to winter 2018, with large market movements starting the month.  The markets started to settle and become bearish as the weather outlook became warmer and the level of...