Education is our passion – so much so we run our own Trust with seven schools. We established Schools’ Buying Club to help schools, academies and MATs save time and money. We believe that every penny that we help you save, means that pupils get a better deal in the classroom. We have saved millions of pounds to date, and its making a real difference when budgets are tight.
Our multi award-winning end-to-end procurement tendering service is focused on letting new contracts across a range of categories including catering, cleaning, ICT managed services, MFDs & managed print, FM & building services, HR & payroll amongst others.
‘When the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership faced the daunting task of re-tendering its catering operations across its academies, it could have found no better partner than the Schools’ Buying Club. Steering us through a complex tendering process and helping us to deliver substantial financial savings and an improved service for our Children and Young People. To anyone in a similar position, I would highly recommend the Schools’ Buying Club.’
Mark Harris, Director of Finance & HR
We are a team of dedicated school procurement and communications specialists, working across the country ensuring our school and MAT clients get the very best value for money from their contracted services.
We run the entire process, stimulating interest from the supply market to create competition and keen pricing. We develop the specification, run the tender process through our online portal, evaluate the bids and provide you with thorough assessments. We also manage the contract award and mobilisation. It’s compliant and highly effective, providing confidence to school leaders and their governors and trustees.
We provide annual KPI service reviews, and we are always on hand to facilitate solutions if problems should arise. Most importantly there is no direct fee; our costs are paid by the successful supplier!
Schools’ Buying Club appointed by DfE to operate the Schools’ Buying Hub South West pilot – a new, free service to help schools and trusts save money.
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We have a very simple remit – to procure goods and services for our customers at the best price without compromising on quality.
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Schools’ Buying Club is now offering Financial Health Checks, free of charge. These detailed reports indicate key areas in which you could make savings on your non-pay spend for your school, academy or MAT. Best of all, we do all the work for you! You do not need to submit any data to us, we work with the information available on the GOV.UK Schools Financial Benchmarking Tool. Your expenditure will be compared to a pool of up to 15 similar establishments and presented in a personalised analysis report.
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• Contact us and share your requirements and current service data
• We will devise the procurement strategy and assess the potential savings
• Sign a Letter of Agreement, and we’ll do the rest!
If this is of interest, please contact us!
T: 0845 257 7050
Townley Grammar School is a large Secondary School based in Bexley, London. We employed Schools’ Buying Club to procure Townley Grammar School’s new outsourced ICT Managed Services contract. Schools’ Buying Club managed the process from aiding in the termination of our current contract, through to the award of the new contract. Schools’ Buying Club understand the requirements that our School has and are most efficient at delivering a contract which satisfies our requirements. I would highly recommend working with them.
Gladesmore Community School is a Secondary School based in Haringey, London. We have worked with Schools’ Buying Club on a couple of procurements now and are delighted with the work carried out so far. As a result of a less than satisfactory performance from an incumbent supplier, we employed Schools’ Buying Club to procure our new outsourced ICT Support Services contract. Schools’ Buying Club managed the process from termination of our current contract through to the award of the new contract. Schools’ Buying Club understand the high standards that our School has and are most efficient in delivering well within.
We realised we didn’t have the time or resources to be able to navigate an outsourced catering contract ourselves. SBC guided us through the process from start to finish. They also hold termly review meetings with our schools and supplier to ensure our catering partner is meeting its key performance indicators.
SBC is a very good channel for us and we have secured several new clients through them. I look forward to working with SBC further in the future.