Thursday, 2 February 2012

Procurement for Work Based Learning

JISC Advance has recently been awarded project funding to help set up improved procurement arrangements for the Work Based Learning Sector.

The project aims to secure cost savings by providing access to purchasing services not previously available to WBL, but which are widely used by both Further Education Colleges and Universities. The project will draw upon expertise of staff throughout the RSC Network and JISC Procureweb which is based at the University of Cardiff.

The project will have three key strands:

• To establish consortium-based procurement practice amongst providers of work based learning.
• The Generic e-Marketplace (GeM) will be made available to WBL providers to provide an Amazon type service to buy goods and services.
• To secure specific contracts for areas of high spend, for example Awarding Organisations.

In summary we want to help you get better value for money for your purchases of goods and services. The Project Manager is Steve Durham who is based in the RSC Northern Office.

If you are interested in finding more about the project please email Steve Durham directly.

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