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Learn more about School Switch - the energy switching tool for schools


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ISBL launch new CIPS Award for School Business Professionals


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New online agency supply tool from the DfE

Get value for money, avoid fees and find local agencies who complete thorough background checks


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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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South Gloucestershire Council Department for Children, Adults and Health

Presentation and Workshop. Venue changed to: Thornbury Leisure Centre, Severnside Suite Alveston Hill BS35 3JB. 08.30am – 11.30am.

25/09/201925/09/2019

Exeter Consortium

Workshop. Exe School, Hatherleigh Road, EX2 9JU. 11.00am - 12.30pm.

04/10/201904/10/2019

South Gloucestershire School Business Leaders

Conference and Presentation. Badminton Suite, Kendleshire Golf Club, Henfield Road, Coalpit Heath Bristol BS36 2UY. 10.00am - 11.00am

15/10/201915/10/2019

Cornwall Council Finance and Commercial

Presentation and Q&As. Sands Resort, Porth, Newquay

22/11/201922/11/2019

Maximising Your School Funding

Seminar. Sandy Park Way, Exeter EX2 7NN. Time TBC

28/11/201928/11/2019

Southern Core ESFA

Presentation. Sandy Park Way, Exeter EX2 7NN. Time TBC

02/12/201902/12/2019

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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.

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!

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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