Category Advice

Here you will find links to category specific pages which provide useful advice and key considerations to ensure you have all the information required to access the best possible deals for your school’s needs.
Schools Buying Hub - Utilities

Utilities

Utilities represent a significant spend for all schools. Good pricing is very important, as is contract management to ensure tariffs remain competitive and sites are not ‘rolled over’ into uncompetitive contracts. Find out how The Schools’ Buying Hub North West can help.
School Buying Hub North West - ICT

ICT

ICT purchase should not only focus on cost effectiveness. Technology in schools needs to meet requirements, to be integrated into the existing teaching, learning and administration systems and to be fit for purpose. Find out how The Schools’ Buying Hub North West can help.
School Buying Hub North West - Business Services

Business Services

Schools often spend significantly on professional services, where obtaining a good deal is essential but difficult. These services include: Human Resources Services, Payroll, Audit and Accountancy. Find out how The Schools’ Buying Hub North West can help.
School Buying Hub North West - Facilities Management

Facilities Management

The school’s learning environment can have a negative or a positive impact on pupil’s achievements. Facilities management enables you to concentrate on your core business, whether you require a repair for a roof or the collection of waste. Find out how The Schools’ Buying Hub North West can help.
School Buying Hub North West - Stationery

Stationery

Stationery is often schools’ most regular and highest spending area. Having the right office supplies on hand means never having to disrupt an important project, meetings or lessons to restock the basics. Find out how The Schools’ Buying Hub North West can help.