Emily Wignall, Digital Engagement and Information Manager in the DfE’s Schools Commercial Team explains what a framework is and how using one can help your school navigate a legally compliant buying process, whilst saving time and money.
Ross Buthee, Commercial Lead at Crown Commercial Service, blogs about the Print marketplace framework, an online purchasing portal which puts the power of making more sustainable choices in the hands of schools and trusts.
Kevin Draisey, Head of Procurement Operations, updates us on Get help buying for schools, and how state-funded schools and trusts can get the most out of this free service.
As we celebrate International School Meals Day 2023 on 9 March, Charlotte Springthorpe, Customer Relationship Manager at Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO), highlights two new DfE approved catering frameworks.
In this blog post, Emma Foulkes, Chief Finance Officer, shares her experience of using the Get help buying for schools service to buy transport for her school.
Teaching Vacancies is the free national service for state schools in England to list teaching, leadership, and education support roles. Will Bourke provides an update on the work the team has been doing to reduce the admin and cost burden for trusts when advertising vacancies.
In this blog, Russ Bland, Head of crime, fire and health and safety resilience for the Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA), tells us about the targeted work that his team are doing to keep schools with particular risks as safe and secure as possible.
In this blog post, Kieren Done - School Business Manager at St Ambrose College, a grammar school in Altrincham, Manchester, shares his experience of using Get help buying for schools and how it could help you with your buying too.
In this blog post, Megan Grimshaw, Procurement Projects Delivery Lead at YPO, highlights YPO’s Buildings in Use framework, which includes both catering and cleaning lots as well as much more. Megan will explain what the framework can offer, how it works, and how it can benefit schools. If you are looking for a catering service or want to outsource your cleaning, this could be the framework for you.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has launched a new and improved version of its agency supply framework. Tom Harper is the Supply Teachers Category Manager at CCS. In this blog post, Tom will highlight the improvements to the framework and how you can access it.