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Supporting Energy Saving Initiatives In Our Schools
Jamie Wade, Acer Trust's Chief Operating Officer, presents Icknield Community College with their well deserved Highly Commended Prize for making an energy saving of 22% through simple and effective changes.
What are the new updates to the Selection Questionnaire?
As of April 2023, the Selection Questionnaire (SQ) has undergone several updates . These changes will affect the documentation that schools use to procure goods and services from suppliers when running a process compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR2015).
MIS Procurement – Choosing and Implementing the Best System For You
MIS Procurement, on the surface appears straightforward with the DfE recommending suppliers and comparators but scratch below the surface and thinks can be a bit more complicated.
Energy Efficiency and Price Rises
Unless you secured a fixed rate contract covering this period (well done you!), every school and Trust is dealing with energy price increases. It is not all bad news, however, as Chris Prentice looks at the incentives and opportunities to cut costs and save money.
What Is Continuous Improvement And Does It Apply To Me?
Can you "Kaizen" a pupil or "Poka-Yoke" a parents' evening. Maybe not, but continuous improvement is vital in any setting, as Steve Parker explains......
GUEST BLOG: Future-Proof Your Telecoms: Prepare For The ISDN Switch Off
If the COVID pandemic taught us anything, it is that effective communication is critical for schools to remain operational. The telecoms industry has entered a…
A day in the life of…. Steve Parker, Procurement Account Manager (Consultant)
Meet Steve Parker, Procurement Account Manager! This post is part of our regular feature introducing you to our Minerva team.
GUEST BLOG: Catering Service Challenges – Food Inflation & Recruitment
You will know, from your weekly shop, that food prices are soaring and there is no chance of this stopping any time soon. A perfect storm of Brexit, Covid and the war in Ukraine has contributed to this ever worsening situation. How is this impacting our school meals and what we can do to work together to manage the situation and minimise the impact?
Happy School Business Leader’s Day
10th June 2022 is School Business Leader's Day - you were probably so busy that you did not even notice. We’re all aware of the continued challenges faced by the SBL community, But, as always, the SBL Community is there to support each other and lift people up when needed. What a bloody brilliant bunch you all are!
Transforming Public Procurement – The Changes That Will Affect You
£300 billion of public procurement accounts for around a third of all public expenditure every year and is the largest area of public spending. For this reason, there has been a lot of focus on the opportunity to simplify the regulations now that we are no longer in the EU. Changes to how we procure in the public sector will be happening and it is vital that we get the rules and processes right.
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