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.
Universities are continuing to seek value for money by finding smarter ways of doing things. The savings made enable universities to invest in modernisation and build a resilient higher education sector. The reasons for doing so are more compelling than ever, and are being articulated from a range of perspectives.
The 2011 Diamond Review set a challenging agenda for procurement in higher education. So what's happened since then? Quite a lot actually. Here are five important steps the higher sector sector has taken to achieve smarter procurement in universities.
Have you ever thought: 'I know there are smarter ways of working but I just don't have time to step back and think about them.' Or 'If only I could find case studies to build my business case for change.' Or even 'I can't keep up with all the change going on in the way that universities are run, even though I know I should.' I know you're busy, but let's take these three scenarios in turn...
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