Keep abreast of the latest news on school procurement.
01 December 2013
Peter Melville explains the power of collaboration in Just 4 SBMs Magazine. How goods and services are procured by schools is changing dramatically. The internet is now the most important source used by school leaders to find out about prospective suppliers – 62 per cent of respondents used the web to find out about companies that they could work with, while 57 per cent of school business managers preferred to go online to source trusted education suppliers.Read More
05 September 2013
Almost half of England's school districts will have more primary pupils than places within two years, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said. Some local areas will face a 20% shortfall in places by 2015, according to analysis of official data from 2012. Rising birth rates began the squeeze but uncertainty over funds has made it worse, the LGA says. The government says it has more than doubled funding for new school places.Read More
18 June 2013
The first national survey into the state of school procurement in England launches this week - National School Procurement Survey (NSPS13)Read More