Bundling services presents an opportunity for schools and other education providers to work together to save time, money and avoid duplication of effort on operational activities.
Savings from bundling operational and administration activities can be reinvested into teaching and learning, creating more capacity to focus on raising student achievement.
Schools can work together to bundle services in a variety of ways, some examples include:
- Sharing a facilities or maintenance manager.
- Sharing costs for large value items to be used across the group.
- Leveraging the group’s collective buying power to reduce costs for goods and services.
Groups can also avoid duplication of effort by sharing expertise and resources, such as sharing procurement expertise or project management resources. In some cases, the quality of goods and services delivered to members of a group could also improve, bringing increased value for money.
Bundled Services Toolkit
A Bundled Services Toolkit is in development, the tools and resources will be available here in the next couple of months. The Toolkit will support schools and groups to work together to identify collective opportunities. It will include a step-by-step guide to get started, collective purchasing resources and stories about how other groups have worked together to bundle services.
In the meantime, for more information about bundling services email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the All-of-Government contracts page to find out how your individual school can achieve savings on a range of goods and services.
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