We work with schools to develop a procurement strategy that aligns with their overall business goals and objectives. Our team will help identify areas where savings can be made and develop a plan to achieve those savings.
We provide end-to-end procurement process management, including supplier identification, evaluation, and selection. We can also manage the tendering process, ensuring that all suppliers are treated fairly and that contracts are awarded in a transparent and compliant manner.
Once contracts are in place, we provide ongoing contract management services to ensure that suppliers are delivering on their obligations and that the school is receiving the best possible value for money.
We offer procurement training for school staff to help them understand the procurement process and ensure that they are following best practices.
When a contract is due to expire or a school is putting out a first-time tender, it's essential to have a well-drafted specification and contract to ensure that everyone involved understands what is required and expected. This is where the expertise of professional procurement and tendering services comes in handy.
The procurement team will work closely with the school to define the scope of the contract, including the goods or services required, the quality standards to be met, and any other specific requirements. They will then draft a clear and concise specification document that outlines these requirements in detail, ensuring that all parties are fully aware of what's involved.
The procurement team will also define the whole-life forecast cost of the contract, which includes all costs associated with the contract over its entire lifespan.
Overall, by taking great care in drafting the specifications and contracts, schools can ensure that the tender process is transparent, fair, and efficient, and that they are getting the best value for their money.