When should you start the procurement process?
The more time you have to develop your procurement requirements and manage the process, the greater level of competition you can drive from the supplier market and the better value solution your school will receive.
We have gathered some useful deadlines to help you keep track of when to start the process based on our three different routes to market:
|January Deployment||Easter Deployment||September Deployment|
|Direct Award||Start the process by October||Start the process by February||Start the process by June|
|Mini Competition||Start the process by September||Start the process by January||Start the process by May|
|Full Tender||Start the process by June||Start the process by September||Start the process by January|
Remember, this will vary slightly depending on whether you have your data requirements ready and if TUPE applies. We always advise you to start the process as early as possible to run a compliant tender and ultimately get better value for your school.
If you have any questions about the process or would like help putting a procurement plan together simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org