Case Studies

Blackhorse Primary School

Blackhorse Primary School

Following a contract review with the Hub, Blackhorse Primary School identified the opportunity for income generation of £39,419 over three years on their catering services contract. The Hub carefully assessed the school’s tender documents and proposed an alternative course of action to secure the most competitive proposals from external suppliers.

“Time is always an issue and the Hub’s Advisers get straight to the point, their requests for information are clear and succinct.” Debbie Beazer, School Business Leader

Ventrus Trust

Ventrus Trust

During the CCS water e-auction announced in June 2018, the Hub helped 78 schools make savings of £109,270 over a three-year period, an average saving rate of between 6-13%.

“The Hub’s Adviser had previous experience of e-auctions and made the process straightforward and not as time-consuming as we had anticipated, which is always good news!” Lynne Hyland, School Business Leader at Ventrus Trust.

Blackhorse Primary School

Blackhorse Primary School

As a result of advice, support and guidance from procurement professionals at the South west Hub, Blackhorse Primary School has secured an improved cleaning contract, securing additional hours for no extra cost. The Hub’s procurement specialists examined the school’s current cleaning service arrangements and financial information. They promptly recognised the opportunity for more hours to be added into the cleaning timetable resulting in better value for money.

“I can understand why some schools are afraid of these processes and the Hub’s people helped a lot with their down-to-earth, professional approach.” Debbie Beazer, School Business Leader

Anglican-Methodist Primary School

Anglican-Methodist Primary School

Anglican-Methodist Primary School contacted the Hub seeking assistance with the grounds maintenance contract at four neighbouring schools within its MAT, the Bath and Wells Diocesan Academy Trust (BWMAT). With the support of the Hub, the four schools made a saving of £11,000 over the three-year contract and will now benefit from a secure contract management process with regular meetings and robust key performance indicators (KPIs).

“I felt incredibly supported and reassured that the Tender process was being handled by a very knowledgeable organisation to ensure we were able to get the best value for money. Thank you. We would definitely use you again and spread the word.” Lisa Tulodziecki, School Business Leader, Kingshill Church School