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Great Success!

Over 200 members of the Hub have taken part in Water e-auctions achieving savings between 6-13%


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“Thank you very much for your help, the process has been really easy so far and we will definitely come back to the Buying Hub for more help in the future.”


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Good Estate Management for Schools

- A new resource, published by DfE & ESFA, to help you plan and manage well, as part of excellent resource management.

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Events

Event Name / Event DescriptionStart DateEnd Date

Cappuccino Clinic Exeter

Fingle Glen Golf Hotel, Tedburn, St Mary, EX6 6AF. 10am-12 noon.

05/06/201905/06/2019

Cappuccino Clinic Plymouth

Seco Lounge, 12-15 Mills Bakery, Royal William Yard, PL1 3RP. 10am - 12 noon.

06/06/201906/06/2019

Glos Association of Primary Headteachers (GAPH) Annual Conference 2019

Conference and Exhibition

07/06/201907/06/2019

Cappuccino Clinic Bath

Velo Lounge, 30 Moorland Road, Oldfield Park BA2 3PW. 10am - 12 noon.

11/06/201911/06/2019

Federation of School Business Managers mid-Devon

Hub Presentation

13/06/201913/06/2019

Cappuccino Clinic Bristol

The Lounge, 227 North Street, Bedminster BS3 1JJ. 10am - 12 noon.

17/06/201917/06/2019

Cappuccino Clinic Bristol

Tinto Lounge, 344 Gloucester Road, Horfield, BS7 8TP. 10am - 12 noon.

18/06/201918/06/2019

Cappuccino Clinic Yeovil

Boswells Café, Vicarage Walk, Quedam Centre, BA20 1EX. 10am - 12 noon.

19/06/201919/06/2019

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Schools are making Savings...Share in the Success

19/02/19

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One in three schools in the South West have already signed up to the Hub! Members have made savings across a broad range of categories including utilities, ICT, facilities management, catering, cleaning and professional services. Latest data shows that 96% of schools’ buying requirements that the Hub has provided advice on have resulted in savings.

We don't want you to miss out. If you need any more convincing, here are some of our most recent successes....

Water

The Hub recently helped 82 schools across the South West participate in a water e-auction in which they achieved overall savings of £137,808, with individual schools saving between 6-13%. Over 100 more schools have already submitted interest in taking part in upcoming opportunities.

If you would like to express interest in the next competition, anticipated to take place in April/May, please contact us here and we will forward you the relevant documentation. In preparation to join, you will need to complete a switching template and return it to us by Friday 22nd February 2019.

Bill Recovery

77 of our members are participating in a no win no fee deal which reviews their utility bills for up to 6 years to identify and recover incorrect charges. £15,000 has been recovered already with more savings being found every day. One school in Bournemouth received a £3,360 refund.

On average one in three schools receives a rebate, but even those that don't are pleased to see that they are on the correct tariff and have historically been billed correctly.

To find out more, please contact us here.

Let us work through your Easter break...

29/03/19

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With the Easter break nearly upon us, now is a great time to use the Schools’ Buying Hub South West service to plan your procurement priorities whilst you are away.  Simply tell us what you need, and we will work on  your requirement over the school holidays, contacting you on your return with a plan to achieve best value.

If it’s for a major purchase or new service contract, we can manage the procurement for you.

Just call or email and let us know what you need. We can help with:

  • Large value purchases such as MFDs and equipment
  • Purchasing energy and water aggregated across schools to save money
  • Professional services including audit, legal, HR and utilities cost recovery
  • Facilities management contracts including grounds and building maintenance, cleaning and catering
  • ICT managed services

We look forward to hearing from you, and have a happy Easter!

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