School Procurement Award
Recognising an individual project where a school has worked with an outside agency or local authority to refine its buying practices and increase value to the taxpayer.
Ormiston Academies Trust
Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust, sponsoring over 31 primary and secondary academies, since 2008. Responsible for developing and maintaining a £700m estate, a key strategy has been to ensure value for money through effective procurement practices. OAT was keen to address condition issues and give benefit to its 26,000+ learners/students and teaching staff. Led by a team of experts, the Trust has used a blend of existing procurement routes (such as ESPO/YPO/CCS/CPS) and developed new OJEU compliant frameworks for future use. To date, routes to market have been put in place for annual Gas and electricity savings of £231k; IT Connectivity Services (Voice, Broadband and E-safety) savings of £286k, and; HR and Payroll annual savings of £111k.
Sutton Vallance School
University of Birmingham
Prince’s Mead Preparatory School, Winchester - Waste Rebate
At last year’s inaugural Education Procurement Excellence Awards, Prince’s Mead Preparatory School won the ‘Best Overall Results in Procurement’, for its collaborative project in getting over £100,000 back from Winchester City Council for six years of overpayment on waste removal services. This is a great example of a model school celebrating the huge financial benefits of professionalising their procurement activities - as well as the outcomes of collaboratively seeking the ebst financial outcomes for the whole community.
Coplestone Primary School, Suffolk - Reprographics tender
Acadamies Enterprise Trust - Cloud Migration
Astor College, Kent - Communications Tender
Springfield Primary School / Trafford Council, Cheshire
A contract valued 4.2m between Kier Construction and Trafford Council for the building of Springfield Primary School used a pioneering process. BIM ‘Level two’ is to be mandated on all publicly procured projects from 2016 and requires a paradigm shift for the UK construction industry. A ‘master information delivery plan’ was created which acted as a single document to articulate Kier’s requirements to consultants and contractors in order to ascertain that Trafford Council’s requirements were met. During the Springfield Primary School project over £80,000 has been saved and the process has been documented in order to ensure that best practice is shared.
The Gryphon School, Dorset
Burwell Village College Primary School, Cambridgeshire