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North Yorkshire Procurement Service

Providing peace of mind for procurement

North Yorkshire Procurement Service (NYPS) provides procurement and contract management advice and support to educational settings. We can tailor our support to your requirements, from transactional queries through to dealing with complex procurement and/or contract management issues, allowing you to focus on teaching and delivering peace of mind that procurement will ensure value for money. Reducing budgets mean there is more scrutiny than ever on expenditure. Using NYPS means you can rest assured that a compliant process has been followed in line with required governance. Our aim is to provide flexible and innovative solutions to meet your needs, and ensure that we give straightforward and practical advice.

Benefits for your organisation

We have years of experience working with schools – the service is delivered by experts qualified in the field of procurement. The team are uniquely positioned in terms of their in-depth knowledge of LMS CPRs which all LA maintained schools must adhere to. Officers delivering the procurement service to schools are all Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply qualified, or working towards the qualification – a sign of excellence in procurement.

 

The service is tailored to your specific requirements and budget, and we provide a free helpline where you can discuss your requirements with a member of the team.

Working with us means you can access:

  • ‘The Procurement Guide for Schools’ and template documents Procurement advice in accordance with the Local Management of Schools (LMS) and Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs)
  • Advice on obtaining best value
  • Suppliers from existing frameworks
  • Advice and guidance on the best procurement process for your requirements

NYPS run a school specific procurement training course linked to the Local Management of Schools Contract Procedure Rules. Schools that are conducting procurement processes must be trained to an appropriate level (as indicated in the Local Management of Schools Contract Procedure Rules, paragraph 20).

The course covers relevant theory with best practice guidance, navigating between the Local Management of Schools Contract Procedure Rules and daily spending of school budget. Working together with our procurement experts, you will look at how to create an invitation to quote document including writing a specification, and the processes to evaluate. The course mixes theory and group exercises to put the theory in to practice.

NYPS offer advice and guidance relating to all aspects of contract management. The service seeks to ensure that you are equipped with an appropriate level of knowledge that will enable you to apply suitable contract management process to your contracts. Working with us means you can access guidance relating to:

  • Performance Measures
  • Contract Monitoring
  • Contract Variations
  • Risk Management
  • Performance Management

The service is tailored to your specific requirements and budget, and we provide a free helpline where you can discuss your requirements with a member of the team.

Working with us means you can access:

  • ‘The Procurement Guide for Schools’ and template documents Procurement advice in accordance with the Local Management of Schools (LMS) and Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs)
  • Advice on obtaining best value
  • Suppliers from existing frameworks
  • Advice and guidance on the best procurement process for your requirements

NYPS run a school specific procurement training course linked to the Local Management of Schools Contract Procedure Rules. Schools that are conducting procurement processes must be trained to an appropriate level (as indicated in the Local Management of Schools Contract Procedure Rules, paragraph 20).

The course covers relevant theory with best practice guidance, navigating between the Local Management of Schools Contract Procedure Rules and daily spending of school budget. Working together with our procurement experts, you will look at how to create an invitation to quote document including writing a specification, and the processes to evaluate. The course mixes theory and group exercises to put the theory in to practice.

NYPS offer advice and guidance relating to all aspects of contract management. The service seeks to ensure that you are equipped with an appropriate level of knowledge that will enable you to apply suitable contract management process to your contracts. Working with us means you can access guidance relating to:

  • Performance Measures
  • Contract Monitoring
  • Contract Variations
  • Risk Management
  • Performance Management

Interested in North Yorkshire Procurement Service?

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