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Procurement opportunity with the UK Department for Education (DfE) for regional schools procurement hubs pilots in England

The DfE is giving prior information of a forthcoming schools procurement opportunity. School Buying Hubs will be single regional units designed to communicate with and support all schools in their area, including through phone and online services. They will provide category expertise and specialist advice to help deliver better value. They can add particular value for goods and services, which can be effectively bought on a regional basis. Often for schools this covers areas of spend that are complex, infrequent and high value, including the delivery of important services such as catering, cleaning and premises. Two supplier events are to be held, one in the north west and one in the south west. DfE strongly encourages attendance at these events. Suppliers need to pre-register to attend the Supplier Engagement Event by emailing: [email protected] by 3.3.2017.
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