Welcome To The Smarter Procurement Survey

We're looking at how procurement can work smarter for you, and we need your insight!
Thank you for participating, please note all information shared as part of this survey will be strictly confidential and used for our research purposes only, no school or contact details will be shared as part of the research.


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* 1. Your Details

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* 2. How does being part of a school business network group benefit your role and school?

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* 3. Which social media channels do you use to network with other school business professionals?

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* 4. Does it add value to your role and school?

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* 5. Would you agree with the following statement?

Unscheduled interruptions heavily impact my working day in school.

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* 6. Do you often find yourself working extra hours?

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* 7. Do you have access to good levels of CPD and training in your role?

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* 8. Where do you turn to improve your skills for the role?

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* 9. In your experience, what is the greatest challenge facing schools?

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* 10. Would you agree with the following statement?

Year-on-year my school is having to do more with less funding and resources.

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* 11. How does your school generate additional income?

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* 12. Where do you see the greatest potential to make savings?

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* 13. Do you have a budget set aside for the following? (Please select all relevant)

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* 14. How important is smarter procurement when it comes to making cost savings?

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* 15. How important is smarter procurement when it comes to making time savings?

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* 16. In your experience, do time restraints or budget restraints pose the greater challenge to procurement?

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* 17. When procuring a good or service, what are your top considerations?

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* 18. When purchasing a product, how important is brand to you?

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* 19. What would lead you to choose an own-brand product?

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* 20. How do you ensure that you are procuring the best resources at the best price?

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* 21. What do you see as the greatest challenges when it comes to procurement?

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* 22. How could the procurement procedure be streamlined when purchasing day-to-day items for your school?

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* 23. How aware are your school’s teaching and support staff of the procurement process?

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* 24. Do you often have contact with teachers regarding classroom product requests?

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* 25. Is the headteacher or SLT involved in product or supplier decisions?

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* 26. Do you take advice from any other staff members on supplier choice?

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* 27. Has your school benefited from the use e-commerce sites to procure products for your school?

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* 28. How does the use of e-commerce improve your procure-to-pay cycle time?

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