Lorraine Ashover, Director of Minerva Procurement Consultancy Services, shares 5 things that all SBLs need to know about procurement!
The episode at a glance:
[2:07] – Lorraine tells me why she wanted to work in the education sector, how she got into procurement and why it can be a tricky area to navigate
[8:01] – Learn about the impact of Brexit on procurement processes – what’s the same and what’s changed
[14:08] – Learn to how to assess which procurement process to use and when you might consider switching it up
[24:28] – Lorraine emphasises why you should always read the fine print in contracts and shares her tips on how you can tweak contracts to work to your advantage
[35:23] – Lorraine explains how to put contract management systems in place after you have completed the procurement process
[47:55] – Lorraine explains the benefits of collaboration in the procurement process and shares some examples
[58:13] – Lorraine discusses how contracts have been affected by the pandemic and how they may be impacted moving forward
[60:30] – Find out which frameworks Lorraine recommends and when to consider using them
[67:07] – Listen to Lorraine’s recommendations as to where you can find further procurement advice and support
You can find Lorraine at:
- Website: www.minervapcs.com
- Twitter: @minervapcsboss
Procurement Advice and Support for School Business Leaders:
- DfE Buying for Schools & Regional Buying Hubs
- Achilles – Public Sector Procurement
- Procurement Portal – Mills & Reeve
- ISBL – Chartered Institute Purchasing & Supply Award
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