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.
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.
Developing a procurement strategy to contribute to the institution’s corporate plan, including restructuring to provide a category management service.
Study of how the University of Hertfordshire conducted its Procurement Maturity Assessments and additional procurement change work.
The strategic impact of procurement at the University of Edinburgh in terms of Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS) policy, resources and the student experience.