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Catering Procurement: A Recipe for Success

Catering Procurement: A Recipe for Success Buying catering solutions can be one of the most complex areas of procurement, yet catering and hospitality services are fundamental to schools, colleges and academies across the education sector. Without proper expertise, experience, and an understanding of the marketplace, it can be easy to miss opportunities. In fact, catering… Continue reading Catering Procurement: A Recipe for Success

Tenet Education Services Appointed as NWUPC Procurement Partner

Tenet Education Services are delighted to have been selected as a preferred partner by the North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) to deliver a comprehensive procurement support service for its members. This exciting new collaboration is designed to bring additional resources, efficiencies, value for money and innovation to the higher education sector. Working with NWUPC NWUPC pride… Continue reading Tenet Education Services Appointed as NWUPC Procurement Partner

The ‘Amazon Effect’: The Digital Marketplace Meets the Education Sector

  The ‘Amazon Effect’: The Digital Marketplace Meets the Education Sector   Amazon. Consumers love it, the high street loves to hate it; but what do buyers in the education sector think? No, this isn’t the writer’s imagination running away with itself on a hot summers day. This is now a very relevant question for… Continue reading The ‘Amazon Effect’: The Digital Marketplace Meets the Education Sector

Schools Procurement & the Importance of Engaging Governors

Schools Procurement & the Importance of Engaging Governors On 9th June 2018, Education Secretary Damian Hinds gave a speech at the National Governors’ Association annual conference calling for leading business professionals to offset skills shortages in schools governing bodies by volunteering to become governors. The NGA’s recent survey of educational governing bodies found that, although… Continue reading Schools Procurement & the Importance of Engaging Governors

How to Buy Consultancy: Tips & Pitfalls

  How to Buy Consultancy Services   So, you’ve decided to appoint a consultancy firm to help meet your business needs. Perhaps this is to assist with organisational strategy, with a service review, or maybe your procurement processes. Now it’s time to appoint the right company. Alongside the questions of quality, skill, experience and expertise… Continue reading How to Buy Consultancy: Tips & Pitfalls

GDPR & Procurement: Time for Action

Now that the new year is well underway, many of us in the procurement profession are already looking ahead to 25th May 2018, when the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force. With only four months to go, and budget-busting fines (up to 4% of annual turnover, or €20 Million) set to be… Continue reading GDPR & Procurement: Time for Action

EU Threshold Changes 2018

  An Increase in EU Procurement Thresholds for 2018/19 The EU public sector procurement thresholds are revised every two years and the new thresholds that will apply from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019 have now been released. Below is a summary of the thresholds in sterling that apply to sub-central contracting authorities (the… Continue reading EU Threshold Changes 2018

Collaborative Procurement in Education

  Collaborative Procurement in Education   Working Together to Save Money   When it comes to procurement, which approach is better? Going it alone, or getting together to buy the goods and services that you need? To our team of experts here at Tenet, the answer is clear – by joining up with others to… Continue reading Collaborative Procurement in Education