Case Studies & Customer Testimonials

  • Blackpool Council saves £500,000 following an insurance procurement exercise

    A quotation exercise in January 2013 saw Aon being appointed as a consultant to assist Blackpool Council review its insurance portfolio and prepare for the upcoming procurement exercise. Blackpool Council saved £500,000 following the insurance procurement exercise.…

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  • Billing Brook School Academy Trust saves 12% by using the Insurance Services Framework

    Find out how ESPO saved Billing Brook School £4000 (12%) by using the Insurance Services Framework. In the process of converting to academy status, Billing Brook School approached ESPO (a member of the Pro5 group) seeking a competitive and compliant solution to its insurance requirements. With the school's conversion date looming, the timescale involved was very tight. …

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  • Insurance Services: 12 months of success

    Since we first launched the collaborative Insurance Services framework (RM958) in conjunction with CCS and Pro5 we have seen a steady increase in the uptake of the framework month by month and customers have continued to make impressive savings.

    Over £16 million of insurance services have been procured via the framework in the past 12 months and customers have saved over £2 million, as well as benefitting from reduced levels of excess and enhanced policy wording.…

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  • Insurance events offer customers free advice

    The Insurance Services framework (RM958), a collaborative framework developed by the Crown Commercial Service and Pro5, was launched in February 2013. Since launch customer engagement has highlighted a knowledge gap on how best to interact with the insurance market to achieve results. Customers share the same questions regarding the key issues that the insurance market faces but do not know where to go for answers. …

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  • Hertfordshire County Council saves £500,000 and six weeks using the Insurance Services framework

    Hertfordshire County Council required a number of insurance policies to meet their legal requirements. Therefore, Hertfordshire County Council decided to utilise the Insurance Services framework, which was developed collaboratively with Pro5, as it provided a quick and efficient route to market.

    By using the framework, the council saved £500,000 on their previous years premium and as there was no need to undertake a full OJEU procurement the council also saw a significant reduction in time!…

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  • What customers are saying about the MSTAR Framework...

    Read about how ESPO customers who are using the MSTAR Framework are continuing to achieve great savings...…

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  • Brunts Academy saves 38% on Insurance

    In order to achieve best value, they decided to use the national public sector Insurance Services framework agreement (RM958) following a recommendation from another academy. Developed collaboratively by Government Procurement Service and Pro5, the framework offers a range of options and suppliers cater for the varying needs of different public sector establishments.…

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  • Pembrokeshire County Council saves over £100,000 a year on landline telephony with the ESPO Telecom Framework

    Like so many councils Pembrokeshire County Council wanted to reduce their operating costs and budgets, and maximise efficiency; the opportunity to save 36% on their current telephony services was the opportunity they were in search of. They looked towards the new ESPO Telecon framework with AdEPT Telecom as the sole recommended supplier.…

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  • Gym maintenance costs reduced by 26%

    Gym maintenance costs have been reduced by a Gainsborough secondary school from £667 to £493 by changing their supplier, saving them 26%.…

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  • Academy identifies 41% savings on waste collection

    A Lincolnshire academy has identified savings of 41% by switching to the ESPO waste collection contract, saving more than £6 each and every time one of their ten 1100 litre waste bins is collected. With all ten bins being emptied every week the academy has found a quick and simple way to save thousands of pounds.…

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  • Win win position for schools using ‘Catering Services – Education’ contract – Better meals at lower cost

    The ‘Catering Services – Education’ framework provides a compliant route to outsourced managed catering services for educational establishments, and can be individually tailored to meet the requirements of your own school or academy.…

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  • Telephone Systems - Roecroft Lower School

    Due to move into brand new premises, Roecroft Lower School approached ESPO to source and supply the Furniture & Equipment (F&E) for its new building. High on the list of priorities was a modern, flexible telephone system that could be tailored to meet the requirements of the school.…

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  • Switching their Washroom Services contract saves school £4,367

    Education establishments can spend many thousands of pounds on washroom services every year – ESPO, acting on behalf of the Pro5 group, have a national framework in place offering a complete washroom service solution, including a collection & disposal service for sanitary, nappy & incontinence, medical, sharps, clinical/incontinence & offensive waste, and the hire of roller towels, hand dryers and washroom equipment.…

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  • Customer Testimonial: ESPO Contract 364

    Read a testimonial from Nick Gracie-Langrick, Private Housing and Disability Adaptations about ESPO Contract 364 for Stairlifts, Steplifts, Vertical through-floor Lifts & Hoists...…

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  • ESPO ICT CONTRACTS - TELEPHONY: OVER 50% SAVINGS!

    Schools can save money by reviewing their telephone call charging. By using a competitive telephone call charging service via ‘Least Cost Routing Solutions’ existing telephone users can save £’s, and changing your line rental may save even more. Landline telephony services, such as centralised electronic and localised hard copy billing, are provided for under the contract.…

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  • Customer Testimonial: ESPO Contract 210 - Specialist Vehicles

    Read about how ESPO helped Test Valley Borough Council through the process of establishing a new contract for the purchase of vehicles and grounds maintenance machinery...…

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  • ESPO Food - "Ensuring Quality Standards"

    An insight into the work and processes involved with ensuring the high standards of ESPO's Food services.…

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  • Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College

    Refurbishment of a new sixth form area including a common room, study room and offices. With the assistance of our contractors we suggested products and provided layouts, samples and colour choices to help create a stylish but practical area for multiple use. They were so pleased with the end result that they invited us back again to help equip the staff room and Learning Resources Centre!…

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  • ESPO Contract 115 – Playground Equipment (Outdoor)

    "This Framework was a good fit with our requirements and the process of running a mini-competition to select the most suitable contractors was easy and straightforward. ESPO was knowledgeable, helpful and responsive at all times."…

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