“We’re delighted to be partners of the Independent Schools Portal, supporting their drive to provide schools with significant value. Our mission at Buying Support Agency (BSA) is ‘to create amazing value to clients and society through the power of supply chains.’ We achieve this goal in part by working closely with bursars to generate up to 58% cost savings across 18 cost categories via BSA Buying Group. By freeing up time and cash, your school can divert more funds into the education of your students, which has a positive social impact.
This fee-based service will be cost effective because our fees will be shared across each school participating in the cluster. And ROI targets will be set to ensure that significant value is enjoyed by every school. So please do consider which schools in your region might be interested in participating in a collaborative procurement cluster and call 0800 254 0344 if you would like to discuss this opportunity further.
I should also point out that BSA can also provide procurement training for bursars (our most popular courses are ‘best practice procurement’ and ‘effective negotiation’) and offer 10% off our standard fees for fully paid up members of the Independent Schools Portal.
Finally, our unique point of difference in the marketplace is that we also provide sustainable procurement support. We recognise that schools increasingly want to demonstrate their green credentials and hence we set up a website which sells ‘the best of British’ eco school supplies: www.GreenBuying.co.uk. It’s easy to use, secure, and can help you to procure novelty recycling bins, playground equipment and benches, non-toxic cleaning supplies, eco stationery as well as 100% renewable energy and ethical telecoms. All ISP members enjoy 10% discount off all eco products on the site.
We look forward to serving your school, delivering value for money whilst protecting the environment.”