How Can We Save Money?. A Department for Education guide to help your school save money. Government White Paper (point 8.23). It is important that schools should be able to make savings on procurement and back office spend in order to invest resources in teaching and learning.
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A Department for Education guide to help your school save money
To assist in this we will
With this help schools should achieve:
School Business Managers:
Pro5, other Public Sector Buying Organisations (PSBOs)
and Buying Solutions, can:
West Mercia Supplies (WMS)
Multi-Functional Device Advice
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO)
Central Buying Consortium
The largest local authority purchasing
consortium in the UK which is madeup of 17 LAs.
North Eastern Purchasing
Seek advice from your Local Authority
Use pre-existing frameworks and contracts set up by PSBOs or your LA
Pay only for what you have specifically ordered and that has been deliveredExtra care needs to be taken with leases – know the difference between
operating and finance leases, especially with MFDs and check every lease with your LA before signing
Remember, never sign any incomplete agreement
Be familiar with, and never breach, the Financial Regulations in your LA and
remember that for purchases with a value above the EU thresholds you must use the OJEU tendering process.