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MT2 Season Four: Episode Thirteen

What happens if it all goes wrong?
  What happens if your procurement process goes wrong?  http://minervapcs.com/blog/mt2-season-4-episode-13/

MT2 Season Four: Episode Two

How can you help smaller suppliers?
 What can you do to help smaller suppliers tender for your school's procurement projects? http://minervapcs.com/blog/mt2-season-4-episode-2/

MT2 Season Three: Episode Thirty-five

Lorraine recommends spending a penny!
  It's not always about savings - this week, Lorraine's encouraging you to spend!   Don't forget you can view all the episodes from Season Three here. Or why not c… http://minervapcs.com/blog/mt2-season-3-episode-35/

MT2 Season Three: Episode Twenty-five

Don't monkey around!
  In episode 25, Lorraine has some serious advice about the one thing you should never monkey around with.   Don't forget you can view all the episodes from Season Thre… http://minervapcs.com/blog/mt2-season-3-episode-25/

MT2 Season Three: Episode Twenty-four

Cup of tea anyone?
Why does Lorraine have a sudden interest in tea cups? And what's it got to do with procurement?!   Don't forget you can view all the episodes from Season Three here. Or… http://minervapcs.com/blog/mt2-season-3-episode-24/

MT2 Season Three: Episode Twenty-one

Are you an adrenaline junkie?
  If, like Lorraine, you're an adrenaline junkie, you may have no problem throwing yourself at a new challenge. Some people are nervous and just need a bit of support befor… http://minervapcs.com/blog/mt2-season-3-episode-21/

MT2 Season Three: Episode Fourteen

Thinking ahead to Brexit
  Lorraine's been at a 'Brexit event', which covered the likely implications for school procurement. Will it be hard, will it be soft, or are we all bored with it already?! … http://minervapcs.com/blog/mt2-season-3-episode-14/

MT2 Season Three: Episode Thirteen

Are you prepared?
  Are you prepared? Make sure your procurement documents are fit for purpose!   Don't forget you can view all the episodes from Season Three here. Or why not catch … http://minervapcs.com/blog/mt2-season-3-episode-13/

Make procurement top of the class this year – our 5 top tips!

Welcome back! I am sure that you, like me, wonder where the summer has disappeared to. We seem to be back again before we know it! The start of a new academic year is a good time … http://minervapcs.com/blog/make-procurement-top-class-year-our-5-top-tips/

Do we need to change anything about our Public Sector procurement processes post-Brexit?

A number of people have recently enquired as to whether there will be any changes to public sector procurement legislation post-Brexit. There have been a number of useful artic… http://minervapcs.com/blog/do-we-need-change-anything-about-our-public-sector-procurement-processes-post-brexit/

The importance of clarity in your OJEU tenders

Whether or not you are caught by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, which (amongst other things) require you to publish your contract in the Official Journal of the European U… http://minervapcs.com/blog/importance-clarity-your-ojeu-tenders/

Education Procurement Excellence Awards

Education Procurement Excellence Awards
Education Procurement Excellence Awards: Celebrating,encouraging and promoting excellence in education procurement.   We think it's high time that independen… http://minervapcs.com/blog/education-procurement-excellence-awards/

Procurement Words of Wisdom

Procurement Words of Wisdom From Bursar Tony Leggett
Procurement Words of Wisdom It might sound obvious, but my most useful tip is to insist that staff budget for the full costs whenever they plan to purchase a new resource. I ha… http://minervapcs.com/blog/procurement-words-wisdom/

World Post Day - 9th October 2014

Today is World Post Day. We thought it would be the perfect opportunity to give you some tips on saving money on your postage.   Moving from stamps to franking: It is typ… http://minervapcs.com/blog/world-post-day-9th-october-2014/

Guest post - Safe and sure coaches

When James Horseman, Director of Operations at Reading-based Horseman Coaches, heard that some children at local schools were fearful of travelling by coach, he moved quickly to ca… http://minervapcs.com/blog/guest-post-safe-and-sure-coaches/

National School Procurement Survey (NSPS14)

The second national annual survey into the state of school procurement in England has been launched. School business managers, headteachers, bursars and governors in state and… http://minervapcs.com/blog/national-school-procurement-survey-nsps14/

Are you sitting comfortably?

Buying quality products is something of a minefield. It’s the cause of many people’s headaches and, in Lucy’s case here at Minerva HQ…. her experiences have been a pain in the bac… http://minervapcs.com/blog/are-you-sitting-comfortably/

Minerva's Practical Procurement Webinar - October 2013

Minerva's Practical Procurement Webinar - October 2013
Ringing the changes! How to get best value on your telephony. Sharing some really valuable insights into the world of telephony. Lorraine Ashover, Director, Minerva Procuremen… http://minervapcs.com/blog/minervas-practical-procurement-webinar-october-2013/

Oil; making your purchasing slick (sorry I couldn’t resist it)!

Oil; making your purchasing slick (sorry I couldn’t resist it)!
Being a school in the countryside is a wonderful benefit for both staff and students.  However, there is at least one major downside with having such a location and that is the fa… http://minervapcs.com/blog/oil-making-your-purchasing-slick-sorry-i-couldnt-resist-it/

A job well done!

A job well done!
We've been hard at work saving our schools lots of time and money and there is simply nothing better than knowing we've done a great job for our clients. We were therefore delight… http://minervapcs.com/blog/job-well-done/

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