Minerva's 'Practical Procurement Webinars'

“Minerva’s practical procurement webinars continue to provide great tips to help with purchasing products and services, they’re excellent!”

Roger Walker, Bursar and Clerk to the Governors, Vinehall School

Upcoming Webinars

Click on the links below to register for our webinars.

Thursday 15th September

11.00am - 11.30am

Is Your School Ready For The 2025 Phoneline Switch Off?

In November 2017 the announcement that ISDN / PSTN Telephony would be switched off in 2025 seemed like an ambitious target. Fast forward five years and the process is well underway, with a “stop sell” announced at hundreds of exchanges and scheduled for hundreds more in the near future. The deadline of 2025 is coming ever closer.

Join our webinar with Zenergi’s Chris Jermy, Head of Business Development, Education and industry expert Liam Bonthron, Head of DB Comms, DB Group who will help you understand how to prepare for the change. In our informative webinar, we will discuss the key points to be aware of and cover recommended next steps, as well as allowing time for any questions you may have.

The webinar will cover:

  • What is the ISDN Switch Off?
  • How will this affect Phone System Services?
  • How will this affect Broadband Services?
  • How will this affect associated products?
    • Alarms
    • Lifts
    • Door Entry
    • Franking
  • ISDN Switch Off Timeline
  • What does the stop sell mean?

This session will equip you with everything you need to know about how to get prepared for this historic change to telecoms services while ensuring minimal impact to your school.

If you can’t make the live session, don’t worry – registering will ensure you get a recording of the webinar


Wednesday 28th September

12.30pm - 1.00pm

Net Zero and School Catering

We are joined by John Edwards, of 3e Associates, NetZero, procurement and strategic advisor to the academies and education sector, Angela Tregear, Professor of Marketing at University of Edinburgh Business School and Adam Wilkinson, Founder of Impact Measurement Limited in a two part practical guide to the fundamental changes that we need to make in the delivery and management of school catering services to reduce carbon emissions.

Part 1 will look at:

  • what you should be considering in your procurement requirements.
  • how to evaluate and cut through any Green Washing.
  • what performance management and KPIs you should consider.

Part 2 will provide a quick look at a very simple meal analyser tool that you can you use to:

  • accurately baseline a menu/service carbon footprint.
  • accurately measure carbon reduction
  • provide your service provider/catering team with suggested areas to target for improved carbon reduction

If you can’t make the live session, don’t worry – registering will ensure you get a recording of the webinar


Wednesday 30th November

12.30pm - 1.00pm

MIS Procurement - What Do You Need To Consider?

This month we are joined by Neil Limbrick. Neil has been in education for 22 years undertaking various strategic IT roles in schools and MATs with particular success in developing systems to improve functions and efficiency. 

A new MIS is a significant purchase, not just because of the cost but because of the impact it can have on the entire school. 

In this webinar Neil will look at the importance of having a strategy that gathers input from far and wide. He will also delve into the issues with comparing different MIS products and take into account the total cost encompassing, not just the MIS, but also the add on tools such as training and  quality of the data.

If you can’t make the live session, don’t worry – registering will ensure you get a recording of the webinar


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