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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Latest News:

ESPO proud to attend the 2014 Education Business Awards

The 2014 Education Business Awards took place on Thursday 10 July at a glittering awards ceremony in London, presented by former Olympian Sharron Davies MBE. This year ESPO were the proud sponsors of the 'Academy Partnership Award' which was presented to the Head Teacher of Westwood Academy in Coventry.

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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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