Procurement Advice

Here you will find links to pages which provide useful advice and key considerations on the different stages of a typical procurement process, to ensure you have all the information required when you undertake procurement to obtain the best possible deals for your school’s needs.
School Buying Hub North West - Planning Your Requirement

Planning Your Requirement

Planning how you buy for your school can be tricky at times. We can help you decide which procurement process to use by following your school’s established process for planning and by approving the procurement. Find out how we can help.
School Buying Hub North West - Writing Your Specification

Writing Your Specification

It is important to write your procurement specification as clearly as possible. A specification should allow suppliers to understand exactly what you need to buy, including the quality and delivery date. Find out how we can help.
School Buying Hub North West - Running Your Tender

Running Your Tender

Once you have planned your requirement and developed a specification, you will then need to decide on an appropriate route to market. The use of a framework agreement is often useful. Find out how we can help.
School Buying Hub North West -Managing Your Contract

Managing Your Contract

Good contract management and service delivery relies on effective supplier-customer relationships throughout the duration of the contract. Establishing a good working relationship with suppliers can benefit your school in the long run. Find out how we can help.