Smart Procurement Workshops 2019

Published on 18/12/2018

ESPO, in partnership with ISBL, will be hosting a series of FREE half day procurement workshops aimed at School Business Managers or anyone within schools or academies with procurement responsibilities.

These workshops are practical, easy to understand, and interactive. We use real examples of various procurement activity undertaken by schools, and by delegates getting involved we ensure they are relevant.

By the end of the session you will have a better understanding of your procurement responsibilities, the legal requirements around procurement, and the possible impacts of getting it wrong!

What will it involve?

  • Learn about how procurement can be made easier with the many free to access, compliant PBO frameworks that are already in place for you to use.
  • Smarter procurement - using frameworks as an integral part of your procurement policy.
  • Advice and guidance about how to plan and prioritise your procurement around spend levels and procurement thresholds.
  • Free to access template documents for procurement policies and contract management
Our Smart Procurement Workshops are CPD accredited - ISBL members can log this as CPD against their member CPD diary and/or within their own personal records.

Feedback from previous workshops

‘A very useful and thought provoking session. There was a lot of information given which I think needs to be shared with all School Business Managers.’ Oakley Vale Primary, Northants

‘It gave us a good, broad understanding of procurement for schools and how ESPO can help.’ NCC Education Services

‘A very useful overview of the procurement process and what ESPO has to offer.’ Flegg High School, Norfolk

Join us: dates for 2019

Please click on the Book Now link next to your chosen event below to visit the Eventbrite website where you can make your booking.

06 Feb 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Wales/South West - Book Now
The John Frost School, Lighthouse Road, Duffryn, Newport, NP10 8YD

07 Feb 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Norfolk - Book Now
Wymondham Leisure Centre, Norwich Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0NT

07 Feb 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Cambridgeshire/Peterborough - Book Now
Fourfields Community Primary School, Bentley Avenue, Yaxley, Peterborough, PE7 3ZT

12 Feb 2019, 13:00 - 16:00, Stoke-on-Trent/Staffordshire - Book Now
Ormiston Horizon Academy, Turnhurst Road, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 6JZ

28 Feb 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Leicestershire - Full
ESPO, Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 1ES

08 Mar 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Milton Keynes - Book Now
Fairfields Primary School, Apollo Avenue, Fairfields, Milton Keynes, MK11 4BA

15 Mar 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Coventry - Book Now
ISBL, 53 Butts Road, Coventry, CV1 3BH

20 Mar 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire - Book Now
Friesland School, Nursery Avenue, Sandiacre, Nottingham, NG10 5AF

20 Mar 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, London - Book Now
Barclay Primary School, 155 Canterbury Road, London, E10 6EJ

Spaces are limited to be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. If your selected event is fully booked, you will be given the option of joining the waiting list which will inform you if a space becomes available.
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