News and Insights

Unveiling a unique service to help welcome pupils back safely

2020/06/09

We are delighted to unveil a unique service to help schools and colleges welcome students back to their classrooms safely as lockdown is eased, by helping them secure personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning and hygiene supplies easily and at better prices. Supported by our parent 2buy2, we already support more than 1,000... Read more

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Procurement firm sourcing PPE for lockdown easing

Procurement firm sourcing PPE for lockdown easing

2020/06/05

Rob Kissick, CEO Welsh procurement specialist 2Buy2 has revealed how it is helping churches, charities, schools, healthcare and businesses in Wales and England to secure personal protective equipment (PPE) and hygiene and cleaning products in preparation for the easing of lockdown. The Pencoed business, which was established by in 2009 by chief... Read more

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3 months of free access to procurement experts

2020/04/28

With the lockdown imposed across the UK due to the Covid-19, we want to help your school or trust stay connected. During this uncertain time, we understand that your purchasing needs may have changed. You might need to source goods and services that you didn’t require in the past or need to manage your current suppliers to avoid unnecessary costs for... Read more

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Your School's Health: Lock down your site, contracts & security

2020/04/07

Your School's Health: Lock down your site, contracts & security It's a challenging time. An empty school brings new risks as well as opportunities to consider during a lock down: Use our handy Empty School Checklist to protect your school site.  We can support you in getting CCTV and Remote Monitoring, Security Services, Mobile Patrols and Key Holding services put in place using call off... Read more

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Covid-19 - How we continue to help

Covid-19 - How we continue to help

2020/03/19

Dear valued customers, Through this unusual and challenging time, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what we at Education Buying are doing to manage the impact internally and for our customers. The wellbeing of our team, their families and our customers is our priority. All of our team have been prepared and trained to work remotely from home. In... Read more

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#LoveMySchool2020 competition for teachers

2020/02/21

Education Buying is running an exciting competition for school teachers. Enter for the chance to win classroom supplies worth £500, sponsored by Lyreco. Head over to the Twitter page to find out how to participate. *The competition will end on the 6th of March 2020. The winner will be randomly picked and announced soon after. Register Me Need more help? See... Read more

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Procurement-as-a-service launches in the education sector

2020/01/06

Education Buying is a new procurement service helping to maximise spending and resources in the education sector. Launched by 2buy2, a leading UK procurement company, Education Buying delivers flexible support from dedicated procurement and service specialists who deliver a personalised approach to purchasing needs. With a dedicated... Read more

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Savings of £12,000 for Peterborough Diocese Education Trust

Savings of £12,000 for Peterborough Diocese Education Trust

2019/03/20

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust required a review of the operational spending across all 16 schools within their MAT to ensure they were buying compliantly (adhering to PCR 2015) and also achieving good value for money. Education Buying were appointed by the trust to carry out this exercise using their evaluation process. This has... Read more

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New Multi Use Games Area for St. James’ Primary School

New Multi Use Games Area for St. James’ Primary School

2019/03/20

St. James’ Primary School needed a new Multi Use Games Area so children could play a range of sports safely and in an enclosed area. However, they recognised that putting together tender documents, searching for suppliers, managing a tender process and assessing a multitude of supplier responses can put a huge strain on time and resources... Read more

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What is social value and why is it important for the education sector?

What is social value and why is it important for the education sector?

2019/03/13

When the Social Value Act launched in 2013, it triggered a number of changes in how the public sector buys goods and services. 52% of Public Sector organisations mentioned that including social value in their procurement led to cost savings. Therefore, there is a great opportunity for schools, colleges and universities to... Read more

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