ESPO is one of the UK's largest public sector professional buying organisations. It operates on a not-for-profit cost recovery basis and is committed to delivering best value to its customers, suppliers and local communities. 

Established in 1981 to provide a comprehensive procurement service to the public sector, ESPO has the purchasing power to achieve savings to pass on to customers. The value of ESPO's procurement activity in 2011/12 was more than £1 billion. 

ESPO serves: 

- The Education Sector (Schools, Academies, Colleges and Universities) 
- Local Authorities 
- Central Government Agencies and Ministries 
- The NHS and Emergency Services (Blue Light Sector) 
- The Third Sector including Charities and Voluntary Organisations 

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Join us at the food roadshow

We're going to be exhibiting on the Universal Infant Free School Meals Support Roadshows organised in conjunction with LACA. This takes place from 10am-3:30pm across nine different regions on nine dates listed below. As a delegate it's free to attend…

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Billing Brook School Academy Trust saves 12%


By using the framework the insurance process was completed in just three weeks and the school realised savings of £4,000 (12%) on the combined cost of the premium and brokerage fee when compared to the quotation received for their insurance renewal.

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