Schools in Cambridgeshire are encouraged to contact Chris Goody - Schools Procurement Category Manager - to ask for support in any purchasing activity.
The support and assistance offered by Chris is entirely free for maintained schools in the County. Non-maintained schools will be required to pay for support, please contact Chris for further details.
First point of contact for any purchasing queries
PASS primarily serves as a free (for maintained schools in Cambridgeshire) service to facilitate any purchasing activity. From advice, to benchmarking and contract management support, PASS is an invaluable tool for Cambridgeshire schools in establishing best value.
PASS offers a new method of assessing and analysing the ways an individual school spends its money. These assessments highlight areas where there are cashable savings and the effectiveness of the procurement methods employed by the school.
In order to keep schools informed of current developments we produce a regular newsletter entitled "Purchasing Matters" which are available on our website.
We provide first level advice to school personnel on any procurement issues that they may have.
We can support individual schools by advising on:-
- Contract regulations
- Preparing specifications and awarding criteria
- Tender procedures and preparation
- Achieving best value
- Best purchasing practice
- Contract management
- Health and safety implications
- Purchasing training
- Sourcing suppliers, goods and services