School Procurement Award

Recognising an individual project where a school has worked with an outside agency or local authority to refine its buying practices and increase value to the taxpayer.

2016 Winner
Prince’s Mead Preparatory School, Winchester - Waste Rebate

At last year’s inaugural Education Procurement Excellence Awards, Prince’s Mead Preparatory School won the ‘Best Overall Results in Procurement’, for its collaborative project in getting over £100,000 back from Winchester City Council for six years of overpayment on waste removal services. This is a great example of a model school celebrating the huge financial benefits of professionalising their procurement activities - as well as the outcomes of collaboratively seeking the ebst financial outcomes for the whole community.

School Procurement Award Winner m- Prince’s Mead Preparatory School, Winchester - Waste Rebate


Coplestone Primary School, Suffolk - Reprographics tender
Acadamies Enterprise Trust - Cloud Migration
Astor College, Kent - Communications Tender

2015 Winner

Springfield Primary School / Trafford Council, Cheshire
A contract valued 4.2m between Kier Construction and Trafford Council for the building of Springfield Primary School used a pioneering process. BIM ‘Level two’ is to be mandated on all publicly procured projects from 2016 and requires a paradigm shift for the UK construction industry. A ‘master information delivery plan’ was created which acted as a single document to articulate Kier’s requirements to consultants and contractors in order to ascertain that Trafford Council’s requirements were met. During the Springfield Primary School project over £80,000 has been saved and the process has been documented in order to ensure that best practice is shared.


The Gryphon School, Dorset
Burwell Village College Primary School, Cambridgeshire