This report – a joint venture between GLS Educational Supplies & Education Executive (the publication which supports school business managers) lifts the lid on procurement in schools and academies across England and Wales, documenting the changing face of the purchasing process and the impact funding has had on how schools operate and are managed, before identifying the challenges school business managers face on a daily basis and examining how they can overcome these to streamline their procurement process and reclaim some time.
We hope that by laying this process bare – the highs and the lows – we can encourage SBMs to get what they want and need, not just what’s on offer from the suppliers they work with.
We are working closely with frontline SBMs to do our part to ease the burden of procurement on a day-to-day basis. This piece of research provides important evidence to explore and to ask how we can improve our offer so that our hard-working SBMs have one more ally in the good procurement fight.
Get FREE access to “Smarter Procurement: A Practical Guide to Improving Value and Efficiency” here.