About Us

Your Trusted Partner in School Procurement – For Free!

Why we Support Schools

At Procurement for Schools we are dedicated to transforming the procurement experience for UK schools, and the best part is, our services are completely free for educational institutions. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges and demands faced by schools, we have made it our mission to simplify and streamline the procurement process, enabling schools to focus on what truly matters.

Our Story

Founded in 2018, Procurement for Schools was born out of a vision to revolutionize school procurement. Our journey began with a simple yet profound idea: to empower schools with the tools and expertise needed to make procurement efficient, cost-effective, and tailored to their specific needs, all while keeping it completely free for schools.


Over the years, we have evolved into a trusted partner for schools across the UK, serving both maintained and Academy institutions. Our commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction, all at no cost to schools, has allowed us to grow and adapt alongside the ever-changing landscape of education.


Our Mission

Empowering effective procurement in schools: Our primary mission is to empower education by ensuring that schools have access to the best products and services at the most competitive prices, all without any financial burden. We believe that quality procurement services should come at no cost to schools.


Simplifying Procurement, No Strings Attached: We strive to simplify the procurement process, reducing administrative burdens and helping schools save time and money – without ever charging a penny for our services. Our goal is to make procurement an efficient and painless experience for our clients, always free of charge.


Building Lasting Partnerships, Without Cost: We don't just see ourselves as service providers; we are partners in the educational journey, and we're committed to building strong and lasting relationships with our clients without any associated fees.

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What Sets Us Apart


Our founder Mike Newell and team of procurement experts brings a wealth of  public sector experience in the education sector, and they are here to serve you without any costs or fees. Why not get in touch today.


Comprehensive Solutions.

From sourcing classroom supplies to managing complex infrastructure projects such as Catering, Cleaning and ICT, we offer a wide range of procurement services to cover every aspect of a school's requirements, all at no charge.


Cost Savings, Without Any Expense

Through our extensive network of suppliers and our negotiation expertise, we consistently deliver cost savings to our clients without charging for our services.


Commitment to Sustainability, at Zero Cost

We are committed to promoting sustainable procurement practices, helping schools make environmentally responsible choices without any additional financial burden.

Achieve public procurement excellence with us

Tender Management

We manage the whole procurement process and supply base. This includes identifying opportunities that may add value such as the selection of bidders, managing any internal operations like the maintenance of policies and to achieve organisations objectives through effective communication.

Procurement Advice

Providing public procurement advice to help your school navigate the maze of public sector regulations and to ensure your school is staying compliant with the ‘Public Contracts Regulations 2015’ and all subsequent regulations.

Risk Mitigation

Prequalification and ongoing analysis of suppliers and activities within the supply chain to mitigate risks that could affect your tender, we will implement measures that can eliminate bidders that do not fit your needs and therefore reducing risk pre-tender.

Best prices & Value

Helping your school demonstrate best value via a competitive tender process.

Saving Time & Planning

Meet your strict deadlines and ensure each vital milestone is completed. It is best to always take the time to craft our tender pack and to adhere to a timetable in order to provide sufficient duration for each tender stage.

Evaluation Management

To help your Governors identify how your school is continuing to deliver best procurement practice to meet termly and annual targets.


Education Publishers Conference 2018

“Mike Newell and his team is on a mission to help put money back into schools, founder and managing director of Procurement for Schools (Pfs). Mike is a recommended procurement specialist in 15 categories including Catering, Cleaning and ICT, Mike has helped schools achieve over 4 million pounds in savings within the last 2 years.

With a successful track record as a former Hillingdon Council Procurement Exec, Mike and his team has worked with over 100 schools and is passionately devoted to helping every school make the most of money saving opportunities, improving supplier performance and offering affordable procurement solutions fit for all budgets that give schools greater value” - Publishes Association

Get in touch to find out about the many more support services we offer your school