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Smart Procurement Workshops 2019

ESPO, in partnership with ISBL, will be hosting a series of FREE half day procurement workshops aimed at School Business Managers or anyone within schools or academies with procurement responsibilities.

These workshops are practical, easy to understand, and interactive. We use real examples of various procurement activity undertaken by schools, and by delegates getting involved we ensure they are relevant

By the end of the session you will have a better understanding of your procurement responsibilities, the legal requirements around procurement, and the possible impacts of getting it wrong!

What will it involve?

  • Learn about how procurement can be made easier with the many free to access, compliant PBO frameworks that are already in place for you to use.
  • Smarter procurement - using frameworks as an integral part of your procurement policy.
  • Advice and guidance about how to plan and prioritise your procurement around spend levels and procurement thresholds.
  • Free to access template documents for procurement policies and contract management



Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire Friesland School


2019 Dates

06 Feb 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Wales/South West
The John Frost School, Lighthouse Road, Duffryn, Newport, NP10 8YD

07 Feb 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Norfolk
Wymondham Leisure Centre, Norwich Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0NT

07 Feb 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Cambridgeshire/Peterborough
Fourfields Community Primary School, Bentley Avenue, Yaxley, Peterborough, PE7 3ZT

12 Feb 2019, 13:00 - 16:00, Stoke-on-Trent/Staffordshire
Ormiston Horizon Academy, Turnhurst Road, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 6JZ

28 Feb 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Leicestershire
ESPO, Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 1ES

08 Mar 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Milton Keynes
Fairfields Primary School, Apollo Avenue, Fairfields, Milton Keynes, MK11 4BA

15 Mar 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Coventry
ISBL, 53 Butts Road, Coventry, CV1 3BH

20 Mar 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire
Friesland School, Nursery Avenue, Sandiacre, Nottingham, NG10 5AF


What others had to say about our previous workshops

‘A very useful and thought provoking session. There was a lot of information given which I think needs to be shared with all School Business Managers.’ Oakley Vale Primary, Northants

‘It gave us a good, broad understanding of procurement for schools and how ESPO can help.’ NCC Education Services

‘A very useful overview of the procurement process and what ESPO has to offer.’ Flegg High School, Norfolk


FREE to attend

Spaces are limited and can be booked here: https://www.espo.org/Spotlight/News-And-Articles/2018/ISBL-Smart-Procurement-Workshops-2019

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