Gloucester School’s Partnership, Gloucester
Six schools in Gloucester saved £105,608 between them by collaboratively procuring grounds maintenance. There is one contract for all six schools which details each of their specific requirements.
Temporary Workers framework
Circa 30 schools are currently using the Temporary Workers framework which gives them access to 9 suppliers in the local area. The framework sets out the minimum and maximum a supplier will charge the school for a particular role, which reduces the opportunity for suppliers to increase prices when a school has an urgent requirement for a temporary worker (a ‘distressed purchase’). The framework does not allow suppliers to charge a temp-perm fee to the school, should the school retain the services of a temporary worker on a permanent contract once the worker has been in constant employment at the school for a 12 week period. This is achieving, on average, savings of 15%.