Chiltern Learning Trust
Procurement of a new catering and ICT service
Schools’ Buying Club managed the tender process for catering services on behalf of the Chiltern Learning Trust for 10 of its schools. The schools had a range of catering providers and they were looking to create efficiencies by bringing everything under one contract. The new contract has been able to deliver a more consistent standard across the Trust and the school group will now receive a guaranteed revenue of £255k over the 3-year contract as well as receiving an investment of £245k to help improve the facilities and overall quality of the catering provision.
SBC also worked with Chiltern Learning Trust to procure a new ICT managed service. We created efficiencies by bringing everything under one easy to manage contract and ensuring a consistent standard of service across all schools in the Trust. Additionally, we helped to redefine their ICT strategy by appointing a new Director of ICT across the Trust which aligned with the start of the new contract.
“The support given by Schools’ Buying Club felt like having an extended procurement team within the Trust, the officers were excellent, communicative, always available to provide advice and guidance, informed and understanding of our context and needs. Schools’ Buying Club has now supported us with Cleaning, Catering and ICT managed service tenders and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to other Trusts, a truly excellent service.” Rob Parsons, COO.