The second phase of efficiency work in higher education led by Professor Sir Ian Diamond and coordinated by Universities UK is well under way and a report will be published next February.
Watch this space for a forthcoming series of articles to highlight this work which we will be publishing over the coming weeks. In the meantime, we thought it would be interesting to re-share some of the best examples of good practice we’ve found – for those of you who might have missed them first time around. Today: a selection of case studies on procurement.
Smarter procurement: University of Newcastle – March 2013
Newcastle University has made savings of £1.7m a year through improvements in procurement and is forecasting annual savings of £2.4m in the future. The 18-month project focused on identifying and implementing improvements in buying goods and services.
Creating a strategic procurement service – London South Bank University – case study – July 2013
Developing a procurement strategy to contribute to the institution’s corporate plan, including restructuring to provide a category management service.
Procurement Maturity Assessment case study – University of Hertfordshire
Study of how the University of Hertfordshire conducted its Procurement Maturity Assessments and additional procurement change work.
Sustainable procurement for strategic impact – University of Edinburgh – case study – July 2013
The strategic impact of procurement at the University of Edinburgh in terms of Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS) policy, resources and the student experience.