The Department for Education (DfE) support a school-led education system, where decisions on the most effective use of resources sits with Schools. Effective procurement practices can release valuable savings that can then be re-invested in strategic priorities to improve educational outcomes and standards and improve life chances for all children. Understanding and effectively following public procurement regulations is challenging for schools and academies where expertise is generally limited and time pressures immense. Failure can result in wasted resource as well as legal challenges, contracts being cancelled and financial penalties, all of which are costly, time-consuming and bring reputational risk.
Bloom have delivered more than £1m in savings to date, by providing compliant procurement services for schools and academies.
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