Every year, schools collectively spend approximately £9.3 billion in areas other than teaching staff. Significant savings can often be made in these areas, which can be reinvested in the school’s priorities for teaching and learning.
Procurement is the term used to describe the whole process of buying goods and services. This section outlines the process a school should follow when buying specific goods and services, and contains information about deals that are currently available for schools to use
Information on ICT, temporary and permanent teachers, photocopiers (MFDs), energy, food, publishing and text messaging (publishing services), and events, design and web services (creative media).
Multi-page article 22 November 2013
Non-statutory Department for Education advice providing guidance to schools about buying practices and achieving better value for money.
Departmental advice 20 August 2013
A step-by-step guide to the process schools need to follow when buying goods and services.
Multi-page article 18 December 2012
How comparing - or benchmarking - prices will help you to make the most of every penny of your school’s budget.
Multi-page article 17 October 2012
Information about procurement training for school business managers, including useful links.
Multi-page article 28 September 2012