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MT2 Season One Episode Seven

This week Lorraine is learning some new tactics for Minerva, but how does this apply to you?
http://www.minervapcs.com/blog/mt2-season-one-episode-seven/

Free schools are an achievement this government should be proud of

So says Toby Young, controversial broadcaster, associate editor of the Spectator magazine, blogger for the Telegraph and co-founder of the first free school in England to sign a funding agreement with Michael Gove. Toby was speaking at the 4th anniversar…
So says Toby Young, controversial broadcaster, associate editor of the Spectator magazine, blogger for the Telegraph and co-founder of the first free school in England to sign a f… http://www.minervapcs.com/blog/free-schools-are-achievement-government-should-be-proud/

MT2 Season One Episode Six

This week Lorraine has been to the dreaded dentist but what is this week's two minute tactic?
http://www.minervapcs.com/blog/mt2-season-one-episode-six/

MT2 Season One: Episode Three

This week Lorraine does her best impression of Superman, minus the cape!
http://www.minervapcs.com/blog/mt2-season-one-episode-three/

MT2 Season One: Episode Two

Welcome to episode two of MT2. This week we have been to Bett but what is this week's tactic?
http://www.minervapcs.com/blog/mt2-season-one-episode-two/

An Introduction to MT2 - Season One: Episode One

Welcome to MT2, Minerva's weekly video providing procurement tactics for schools.
Click here to watch 'Season One'. To catch up on 'Season Two' please click here. http://www.minervapcs.com/blog/mt2-season-one-episode-one/

MT2 Season 2

Season Two Are you looking for 'Season One'? You can find it here  MT2 Season Two Minerva's two-minute tactics for excellent procurement! http://www.minervapcs.com/webinars/mt2-season-2/

Webinars

Ringing the changes! - How to get best value on your telephony The Energy Efficiency Opportunity - Plus how to avoid big mistakes on major projects. Fixing Your Oil Price - Solutio… http://www.minervapcs.com/webinars/

Webinars

Ringing the changes! - How to get best value on your telephony The Energy Efficiency Opportunity - Plus how to avoid big mistakes on major projects. Fixing Your Oil Price - Solutio… http://www.minervapcs.com/home-new/webinars/

Poor decisions on spending aren’t just limited to academies

My little rant about the obsession with financial irregularities at 'flagship' academy schools.
Poor decisions on spending aren’t just limited to academies As yet another academy comes under scrutiny for financial irregularities I feel compelled to write as it seems gross… http://www.minervapcs.com/blog/poor-decisions-spending-arent-just-limited-academies/

Estate Management is a key function for any bursar. But what are the main issues and opportunities for making/saving money?

Estate Management is a key function for any bursar. But what are the main issues and opportunities for making/saving money?
One area of the business mix that can sometimes be overlooked is estate management. The school’s real estate is one of its most valuable assets, but few schools are cognisant of t… http://www.minervapcs.com/blog/estate-management-key-function-any-bursar-what-are-main-issues-and-opportunities-makingsaving-money/

Bradfield College Reprographics

Unlike the majority of Minerva projects, which are based on identifying monetary savings, the College engaged us on a consultancy basis knowing that they simply wouldn’t have the time available to conduct the project in the in-depth manner necessary. The…
- Reprographics - Founded in 1850, Bradfield College is a co-educational independent senior boarding and day school based in the beautiful setting of Bradfield, near Reading. Brad… http://www.minervapcs.com/success-stories/bradfield-college-reprographics/

Pilgrim Learning Trust - Collaborative Procurement (Telephony)

The schools wanted to take advantage of the group combined spend to enable them to obtain further savings by collaborating together to purchase products and services. It was agreed that the first project to undertake was telephony (call tariffs and line…
Pilgrim Learning Trust - Collaborative Telephony Project - The Pilgrim Learning Trust (PLT) was founded in 2012 as a charitable company to raise standards of Teaching and Learning … http://www.minervapcs.com/success-stories/pilgrim-learning-trust/

Copleston High School - Reprographics (OJEU)

With 1800 pupils on roll (1500 in Yrs. 7-11, 300 in Sixth Form) and over 200 staff, Copleston High School is one of the largest schools in Suffolk. The school converted to academy status in 2011 and is increasingly using this change to positive effect in …
“I have been delighted with the way you have handled the whole complex tender process on our behalf.   Everything has been dealt with really professionally.  You have delivered re… http://www.minervapcs.com/success-stories/coplestonhighschool/

Sherborne School - Laundry

The school has reduced the number of suppliers utilised from 6 to 4. All boarding houses will be using the same suppliers for the same items which are all collected and delivered on the same days. The school are benefiting from cost savings in excess of 3…
- Laundry - Sherborne School was established in 1550 as King Edward's School, a free grammar school for local boys. The school took on its current form as a boys’ boarding school … http://www.minervapcs.com/success-stories/sherborneschoollaundry/

How do you know you've got a good deal?

Knowing whether a deal you've negotiated is a good one or not is hard to tell.
We're often asked "how can I tell if the deal I have negotiated is a good one or not?"  Our answer is, of course, it's hard to tell without some work and actually you shouldn't ha… http://www.minervapcs.com/blog/how-do-you-know-youve-got-good-deal/

Loyalty doesn't always pay

Why being a loyal customer doesn't always result in you getting the best deal.
I think most of us are aware that loyalty doesn't always pay but I also think most of us are guilty of thinking "but that's not us".  Well let me tell you, it probably is! We'v… http://www.minervapcs.com/blog/loyalty-doesnt-always-pay/

Copleston High School - Reprographics

With 1800 pupils on roll (1500 in Yrs. 7-11, 300 in Sixth Form) and over 200 staff, Copleston High School is one of the largest schools in Suffolk. The school converted to academy status in 2011 and is increasingly using this change to positive effect in …
http://www.minervapcs.com/home-new/success-stories/coplestonhighschool/

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