How we're different

We’ll give you the confidence to buy compliantly.

Why choose Get help buying for schools?

By choosing us, you will benefit from:

  • a completely free service – we don’t charge for any of our services or tools
  • approved frameworks – we’ve chosen our frameworks carefully to provide good value, covering local and national suppliers
  • impartial advice – we advise you on the best route for you, we don’t profit or get any fees from using approved frameworks
  • a trusted government service – we’ll make sure your procurement is compliant
  • dedicated specialists – we’ll assign an expert to help you with your procurement
  • zero carbon targets – we’ll help you meet your target

How we’ll work with you

We will:

  • research and assess the market
  • help you choose the best route to market to meet your needs
  • advertise your contract
  • write your invitation to tender
  • advise you on how to run your evaluation process
  • run a procurement for you if appropriate
  • help groups of schools buy together
  • give you best practice hints and tips to help you better manage your procurement

You will:

  • gather all the information that you need to complete your procurement
  • provide a clear and accurate specification of your needs
  • work with us to the agreed timescales
  • complete tasks, such as evaluating tenders and checking documents for accuracy
  • seek appropriate specialist advice as advised
  • make decisions
  • be available for meetings