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From our own experience, we know that because schools and academies simply don’t have the time, resources or skillsets to procure services efficiently and cost-effectively, they’re underestimating their buying potential.

Not only will ECS help you unlock this potential and increase efficiencies for your school, we’ll simultaneously mentor and upskill your team by giving them access to our own experience and understanding.

Our Case Studies reflect the insights and impacts a proactive approach to purchasing has had on schools within our own Multi-Academy Trust. We’ve also included a guide to purchasing best practice, which focuses on our top tips for success.

Case Studies

Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust

Objective Unlock greater efficiencies, improve service provision, reduce spend What we did Soft market testing to identify opportunities Developed new partnerships with Local Authorities Used …

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Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust

Objective Improve service provision, compliance, and social value What we did Examined current service provision Gap and risk analysis Implemented robust contract management processes Established …

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Whickham School Payroll

Objective Procure Payroll, Pensions and HR Admin Services. Must meet specific requirements and reduce administrative burden What we did Stakeholder engagement to establish priorities Soft …

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Whickham School Catering

Objective Source and appoint catering service provider with ability to upscale service to meet growth aspirations What we did Soft market testing Stakeholder options appraisals …

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Our Useful Hints & Tips

Our 8 Step Guide

A useful guide to help you to know where to start, based on best practice, practical experience and application. Don’t forget we are here to help.

Procurement Fundamentals Training

Education Commercial Services have developed an online training course that is designed specifically for any individual within an education setting who has involvement or responsibility for procurement.

Developed by procurement professionals who have extensive experience within the education sector, the course provides insight into the practical steps you must follow to ensure you procure compliantly whilst achieving value for money.

Please contact Lindsay Rosul to discuss pricing options for multiple licenses available for your school team.

Phone: 0770 282 3648
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