Tenet saves nearly £250,000 for Milton Keynes Academy

Tenet saves nearly £250,000 for Milton Keynes Academy

Tenet’s On Demand Team ran a successful tender process for a new cleaning service which achieved a saving of approximately quarter of a million pounds over a 5 year contract for Milton Keynes Academy.

Due to the expiration of their existing contract, Milton Keynes Academy engaged the services of Tenet to assist them in appointing a supplier who could provide them with value for money and an improved specification.

Our strategy

Tenet’s approach was to assign our local regionally based Senior Procurement Consultant Luke Wood to the project. Luke discussed the different routes to market, detailing the pros and cons of the different options available. Using his extensive cleaning procurement expertise, he discussed the market with the academy and what they should expect in terms of a realistic proposal. After discussing recent sector examples and what could potentially work for the academy, Luke recommended the most effective route to market which was CPC’s Building Cleaning Services framework. This route to market was considered to be the most effective for the Milton Keynes Academy’s requirements to achieve bids that fulfilled their specification requirements.

Our expertise

We developed a bespoke specification to meet the requirements of Milton Keynes Academy and provided consistent procurement consultancy support throughout the process.

Luke hosted site visits and supplier presentations, evaluated tenders, created a recommendation report and developed contract documents. Luke ensured the process was compliant and utilised his excellent understanding of the service and sector to provide the academy with advice and guidance throughout the process.

The outcome

Tenet recommended a new supplier who enabled the academy to save approximately £50k per annum (exact figure is £49,502.27) which equates to nearly ¼ of a million pounds worth of savings over the 5 year contract, if extensions are utilised (compared to what they paid previously). Savings were achieved through developing an output-based specification which enabled the supplier to use their expertise and knowledge to develop the best and most effective cleaning solution for the academy.

Find out how one of Tenet’s Procurement Consultants can help your institution procure a cleaning contract by visiting our Cleaning Procurement Service page or contact us:

Call: 01376 511 411

Email: [email protected]

Stuart Sams, Regional Facilities Manager. Milton Keynes Academy said:

“Luke, your input, knowledge and professionalism has been invaluable.”

Jon Ward, Director of Estates & Facilities at Milton Keynes Academy said:

“Luke, your work on this has been exemplary. You’re a credit to Tenet.”

Luke Wood, Senior Procurement Consultant at Tenet said:

This was a great project to work on and I developed a great relationship with the client through regular update meetings throughout the project. We spent a long time at the start of the process developing the specification and tender documents, which ultimately contributed towards a huge financial saving for the client whilst still ensuring the required high cleaning standards would be met.”

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