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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 themselves on offering their members a full procurement service that is responsive to their needs. Because some organisations have limited in-house procurement resources, NWUPC report that they receive regular requests from members to provide additional procurement support. While NWUPC provide first-class help and guidance to their members, they did not have the capacity to provide additional resources on the scale that was required; therefore, they decided to partner with Tenet Education Services to deliver a range of on and off-site procurement services. Now, they are excited to be able  to offer their members enhanced procurement support on individual projects or an interim staffing basis.

Tenet – The Ideal Education Procurement PartnerJigsaw piece

With over 24 years’ education sector experience, Tenet are experts in helping schools, colleges and universities across the UK to get the most from their contracts and procurement processes. Our enthusiastic team have over 110 years’ combined procurement history that we leverage to help our customers deliver outstanding results.

With staff based all around the country, Tenet have the capacity and knowledge to support complex procurement projects across a range of categories, embedding compliance and saving you money.

Plus, Tenet are run for the education sector, by the education sector, with all profits gift-aided to our owner Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC). This money is reinvested into education to drive service provision, increase capabilities, and support the delivery of value for money.

What Tenet Can Offer

Whether you need to deliver a one-off tender process, or longer-term support, Tenet have the right people and solutions to help you. As a preferred partner of NWUPC, Tenet can offer its members:

  • On-Demand Procurement Support

Tenet offer support packages tailored to meet your specific needs, from a one-off project to ongoing pieces of work. Our on-demand support is delivered remotely, with our expert staff always available to attend meetings on site as required. Our flexible support is there when you need it – and not when you don’t! You can switch our support contracts on and off as you need them, as best suit your organisation. Tenet’s on-demand service can provide additional resources, compliment your in-house team, and provide a seamless procurement service.

  • Interim Procurement Support

Tenet’s expert team can offer an interim procurement support service, ideal for delivering a short or longer-term purchasing service directly at your premises. We provide you with specialist procurement staff with the skills, knowledge and capability to meet delivery outcomes, and all within the remit of your budget.

Tenet can also offer:

  • Specialist procurement support on complex procurement areas such as catering and insurance (assisted by our team of experienced industry experts).
  • Outsourced procurement management services, a fully-managed procurement service delivered on site or remotely, that looks and feels just like your own procurement team.
  • Spend & service reviews that give you enhanced visibility of your organisation’s expenditure and areas where savings could be made.
  • Mentoring services to increase the knowledge and capability of your own procurement team.
  • Expert procurement advice and support on a range of areas, from contract management and supplier performance to outsourcing and collaborative procurement opportunities.

Whatever your requirement, Tenet can tailor a bespoke and affordable solutions that meet your needs and budget. We are committed to helping our clients achieve their purchasing goals, deliver cost savings and build procurement capability, and we are looking forward to working with NWUPC members in the months to come!

To find out how Tenet Education Services can help higher education organisations to deliver improved procurement processes and maximise cost savings, contact us today on 01376 511 411, or email mail@tenetservices.com.

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