Introducing your dedicated virtual procurement officer
We can provide a dedicated virtual procurement professional to execute your buying strategy; they will become a member of your business management team when you need them.
Many of our school and Trust customers return to us time and again to help them procure new services, renew existing contracts and develop long-term buying strategies. They build a unique rapport and understanding with our procurement professionals who they trust and with whom they work in partnership. That’s why we have introduced our virtual procurement officer service, it provides a cost-effective way of having access to a procurement expert without having to recruit a full-time member of staff.
Your virtual procurement officer will:
- Provide expert insight and advice
- Help you plan your school or MAT’s procurements
- Be on call to deliver procurement exercises when you need them
- Assess the best route to market for each service that you require
- Help you save time and money securing your new contracts
Don’t just take our word for it; we are the strategic procurement partner for Havering Council, adding capacity to the internal team and helping to deliver with hands on support. To date we have established eight new frameworks in including cleaning, small building works, MFDs and telephony.
“Through their methodical and painstaking approach, SBC’s professional input over the past three years has made a significant difference in ensuring that we continue to provide a robust brokerage service to schools, enabling them to purchase goods and services cost effectively and compliantly. SBC’s willingness and readiness to collaborate in developing our service specifications continues to give us added value in ensuring that tender documents published are comprehensive and fit for purpose. A key strength of SBC is their personnel, they are very knowledgeable and can be completely trusted to deliver results.” Shola Omogbehin, Head of Education Traded Services