Expenditure on goods, services and works forms a significant part of all school budgets and Ebor Academy Trust welcomes approaches from companies who can support our schools and deliver exceptional value for money. As a publicly funded organisation, it is imperative we seek to make the most prudent and effective use of limited resources.
We are particularly keen to hear from organisations who can provide innovative solutions which can provide even greater value.
We encourage open and fair competition and welcome bids from new and established suppliers. Depending on their value, contracts are awarded either by open tender or through established frameworks. We continue to work alongside Crown Commercial Service, Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation and the Crescent Purchasing Consortium among others.
The specialist support on behalf of all our schools means we buy supplies and services using a variety of contractual arrangements, ranging from locally placed orders to large and complex contracts, often in collaboration with other multi-academy trusts.
Our procurement team welcomes emails, with details of products or services being offered, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails are then passed to relevant departments who will get back to you if we are interested. Please note, we do not accept sales calls, in person or by phone, from potential suppliers. Organisations should be aware that some contracts may require vetting procedures prior to implementation.
Open tenders, when available, will be advertised on this section of the trust’s website.