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Supporting your network

We help school networks and clusters across the North West to save thousands on catering, cleaning, water, energy and much more. Our full procurement service is free to schools, funded by the DfE.

Hub on demand - free webinars

  • Online sessions on reviewing current contracts or setting up new arrangements, writing better specifications and more
  • Visit our News & Events page for details

Advice and guidance

  • We regularly advise school networks on achieving best value across all categories of spend and ensure compliance with relevant regulations. 

Latest deals & frameworks

  • We can organise a meeting with your network to introduce you to the benefits of the free Hub service and the latest deals and frameworks available.

Joined up savings

  • Buy together as a group with other schools to achieve greater savings
  • Our dedicated Procurement Specialists offer direct support from scoping through to supplier contract.

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Need help?

Contact us to see how we can help your network or cluster

Contact Us

David Foulkes
The Schools' Buying Hub North West has attended a number of our County wide conferences, presenting to 120 delegates at a time. They have highlighted in straight forward detail, the advantage of using the Hub for both cost and time savings within all our schools.
Items have included cleaning tendering, water supply reviews, office supplies and contracts registers which a high number of schools have signed up for. Feedback from delegates is always positive, with many highlighting the procurement sessions as the most useful session of the day.
Personally, the Hub has helped my school achieve substantial cost savings in a number of areas whilst taking away a lot of the preliminary work which is just as valuable.
Dave Foulkes
Business Manager, Caldew School
Organiser, Cumbria Association of School Business Administration and Management