Partnerships

ESPO is proud to work in partnership with the following organisations:
 

BESA - Member

We’re pleased to announce that ESPO are an official member of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA). BESA is a trade association who work on behalf of their members to support UK-based companies that supply goods and services to the education sector. This includes lobbying Government and decision-makers on policy issues, providing information, training and advice and provide marketing opportunities and savings for BESA members in the UK and internationally.

SOPO - Member

The Society of Procurement Officers in Local Government (SOPO) engages in a range of activities to promote its strategic purchasing, contracting and supplies functions. Representing over 2900 members, SOPO provides area networks and forums and produces guidance on best practice.

Its aim is to advise local authorities throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on all purchasing and supplies matters of national/general interest, and represent its members on other bodies to promote the society and its aims.

Love British Food - Partner

ESPO are partners of Love British Food, the leading national promotion of British food and the only organisation that encourages retailers and the caterers responsible for sourcing food in our schools, hospitals and food outlets with the aim to make British food their preferred supplier of choice. They are also organisers of the annual British Food Fortnight, taking place 19th September - 4th October 2020.

Youth Sport Trust - Business Partner and Preferred Supplier

ESPO are a Business Partner to the Youth Sport Trust, providing its member schools with goods and services relating to sport, and the wider needs of their school. We aim to support schools and organisations that are involved in youth sport, as part of our on-going partnership agreement with the Youth Sport Trust, including commitment to their codes of conduct and principles of engagement.

Collaborations

Crown Commercial Service

We collaborate with Crown Commercial Service (and a number of other public sector procurement organisations) on a number of frameworks for the benefit of central and local government.

Collaboration brings together both procurement expertise and category expertise, resulting in better solutions for central and local government.

EduBuy

EduBuy is a partnership of public sector organisations, created in 2013 to provide schools and education establishments with choice and value when buying products and services.

Academies, schools and colleges can save time and effort by having quick and easy access to pre-negotiated, legally compliant procurement arrangements whilst achieving substantial savings and contributing to local efficiency targets.

Pro5

Pro5 was a partnership between four (previously five) professional buying organisations all owned by local authorities: YPO, ESPO, NEPO and the Central Buying Consortium.

2015 marked the end of the Pro5 brand but we continue with strategic partnerships and collaborative working with these organisations and others, where this is beneficial to the public sector.

You can also read about the awards and accolades we have received.

In this section

 

A-Z of products and services

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Voltage optimisation

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Quadbikes (mowers)

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Unleaded petrol

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Ironmongery

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Yoghurts

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Grass seed

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Library books

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Events security

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Sandwiches

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Consultancy Services

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Kerbside recycling

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Networking equipment

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Document scanning

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Advertising

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Xylophones

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Builders materials

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Water coolers

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Mailroom equipment

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Zipped wallets

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Fire extinguishers

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Jigsaw blades

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Rubber stamps

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Ovens

Working in partnership with

Love British Food
Sopo
BESA
 
ERA 2018
Feefo 2020
Youth Sport Trust