Education is our passion and we operate the Club to help you create savings, efficiencies and time. We believe that every penny that we can help you spend more effectively, or save, means that pupils get a better deal in the classroom. That’s why we are here!
Think of the Club as adding a new member of staff to your team, one that you can use on an ‘as and when needed’ basis, and one that is an expert in everything related to schools procurement. No question or category is too tricky, the trickier the better especially if it relates to more complex ICT, cleaning or catering contracts. We will help ensure that you achieve best quality, best value products and services with contract terms that suit you. Send us your requirements and we’ll do the rest.
The Club works with tiny, rural primaries all the way through to huge multi academy trusts (where we run outsourced procurement functions for them), and the more schools that use the Club’s services the greater our ability to drive value out of the supply market.
Go on, give us a try. You have nothing to lose and potentially everything to gain.
We have just helped a fast growing MAT put in place a catering contract that for its first batch of ten primary schools returns a guaranteed £250k on their catering function. Another MAT saved £66k by aggregating its cleaning contractor across a number of primary schools and a MAT with twenty schools recently saved nearly £40K on its annual energy bills!
We manage the whole tendering process to secure value for money contracts and ensure these purchases are compliant. Find out more ›
The online service that supports you in making the right procurement decisions. Find out more ›
Ask us to help you determine where savings can be made with a procurement healthcheck with Schools’ Buying Club. Find out more ›
Our exclusive 5 in 1 Staff Absence Insurance Cover saves your school significant funds as you no longer have to purchase HR & Employment, Occupational Health and Wellbeing independently. Find out more ›
Error-free, online, statutory compliant management of your school, academy or MAT payroll and pensions’. Find out more ›
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.