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DfE Support for School Procurement

Time:  9:30am - 11:00am

Free Webinar

This course is being delivered online, and a recording will be available for up to 30 days after the event has ended.

Facilitator - Ben Hardy

Are you responsible for managing your school or trust’s resources, including buying goods and services?

The DfE Schools Commercial team will cover a range of topics, including:

  • your procurement priorities
  • how we can support you to achieve value and buy compliantly with our free procurement service, get help buying for schools
  • an overview of the DfE’s School Resource Management strategy and how it can support you in your role



Any member of school staff that works on procurement/buying. Relevant for all roles, phases, experiences. School Business Professionals (SBLs, COOs, CFOs, Procurement Managers), HTs/DHT/AHT.

Support is only available for state funded schools in England.


Ben Hardy

The Schools Commercial team delivers the Schools Buying Programme, covering areas of work such as the Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA) and the Get help buying for schools’ service. The team works extensively with schools, trusts, local authorities, and other partner organisations to ensure they are supported with their procurement needs