Education is our heritage; since 1974 we’ve been helping schools and trusts across the UK buy better. We’re here to help you shape our future generations with our range of 30,000 catalogue products and our contracts for schools offering to help you run your school.

We understand that you’ve got a million and one things to think about when it comes to running your school. So, we’ve handpicked a range of contracts to help save you time and money. Lots of our education customers are already using them, so we’ve been able to create solutions knowing the challenges and budget restrictions you may be facing. There’s over 40 to choose from, all created with you in mind.

Facilities Management Contracts Made Simple - 13 July 2021

Independent research from the National Education Research Panel in May this year, revealed that schools often have difficulties in finding and acting upon information about facilities management contracts.

If this is an issue for your trust, YPO and Louise Northrop-Clay, Operations and Compliance Manager from STAR Multi-Academy Trust, engaged in a  webinar on how to get the best from your facilities management contracts.

This webinar provides:

  • an overview of facilities management as a category
  • best practice advice on timelines and things to consider when reviewing your contracts
  • tips on how to get the most out of your contract with thorough specification and specific award criteria that will fulfil your objectives
  • guidance on how to add social value into your facilities management procurement
  • evidence of how this works in practice at STAR MAT 

Contracts for Schools

YPO is offering free support from their education procurement team. They can help with a range of purchasing including setting up contracts for things like grounds maintenance, catering and utilities. YPO has a range of contracts, frameworks and DPS agreements which could help save time and money. A few benefits of using YPO’s contracts and frameworks are:

  • YPO work closely with school buying hubs to help shape their offering to meet your needs.
  • All YPO suppliers have been through a thorough vetting process before coming onto YPO frameworks.
  • YPO has put together easy to use templates, guidance documents and resources to help you set up your contracts.
  • YPO teams are here to help you as much or as little as you like - even after your contracts are set up, YPO offer help and advice at any time.

You can take a look at YPO's contract for schools offering here – ypo.co.uk/contractsforschools

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