Ventrus Multi Academy Trust is committed to ensuring transparency and compliance, whilst engaging with existing and new suppliers. Expenditure on goods, services and works is a significant part of any schools overall budget. We are aware of the need to engage with suppliers and ensure value for money (VFM), demonstrating excellent customer service whilst driving down costs, to ensure funds are made available to enhance the education of pupils within our schools.
Note for existing suppliers
We recognise many of our smaller existing local suppliers may not be aware of the need for us to follow strict guidance in relation to the spending of public money. Now we operate as a single purchasing authority we are obliged to ensure we adhere to the UK and EU public procurement regulations.
Working with Ventrus Multi Academy Trust
Frameworks will be used as the first port of call for all of our spending. Where we are asking for quotes to be submitted for smaller spend items/projects we will again utilise companies on existing frameworks where at all possible.
Businesses and other organisations interested in supplying goods and/or services to Ventrus may wish to contact the Schools’ Buying Hub South West to be directed to the relevant PSBO for guidance on the appropriate framework for their goods and/or services.
Ventrus welcomes emails to email@example.com rather than unsolicited sales telephone calls from potential suppliers. We will log your company details and share with the school buyers where required.
Chief Executive Officer