2buy2 supports more than 1,000 UK education professionals ranging from teachers to school business managers and CFOs of multi-academy trusts with its procurement tool. It helps schools source everything from energy to stationery in a more time and cost-effective way. Now, it has created a procurement solution for cleaning and catering – areas facing significant changes because of the coronavirus pandemic. New government guidelines stipulate new, intensive, cleaning regimes education providers must adhere to and some schools have suggested the enhanced cleaning regime could as much as double their cleaning costs.
2buy2’s procurement specialists estimate that education providers can realise an average saving of 12% by using the facility, which is hosted by a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) that allows schools to easily customise to their requirements, invite incumbent suppliers to bid as well as choose from a range of other suppliers after a quick and straightforward tender process.
Because 2buy2 is buying in bulk, the costs will be lower. Its innovative service will negotiate preferential prices by buying on behalf of all members (aggregation buying). It will also ensure equipment is quality-assured, ethically sourced and all procurement procedures are correctly followed, explained News for Wales, where you can read more.