£6bn investment to rebuild and improve schools across England
Details of how more than £6 billion will be invested in schools across England have been unveiled by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. Read the full article here.
How can you ensure best value for money and high quality contracts for your school?
Procuring capital works can be a time consuming endeavour for schools. Also some of the big capital frameworks are not fit for purpose for smaller work packages, why use a global contractor when actually you could keep the money in the local community and use a reputable contractor from within?
Part of the challenge for schools is a lack of expertise in order to generate the specification that the contractors would be bidding against and then there’s the ‘small’ challenge of taking it through OJEU in order for the tender to be compliant.
Schools’ Buying Club helps schools procure capital works on a regular basis, finding the most appropriate supplier and ensuring best value and quality, they also provide project managers to help the school through the actual build if required.
Contact Schools’ Buying Club today to find out how we can help you with all your school’s procurement requirements.