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Best Value

Facilitating Best Value Handbook

This handbook has been developed to facilitate best value across Hertfordshire schools and contains information on central contracts and services commissioned and procured by the Council. It also contains information for each contract and tips on running costs, and guidance on effectively managing the financial challenges of flat-cash funding.

Schools’ Commissioning Toolkit

The School Commissioning guide has been designed for schools who are looking to commission goods and services. Due to the current financial climate, pressure on the public purse and new reforms, it is important that schools are able to clearly demonstrate need for goods and services that are commissioned.

The below toolkit draws from guidance and information provided by Hertfordshire County Council’s (HCC) Contract Regulations and Best Practice in Procurement (BPiP) documentation. Schools with Academy status are not covered by Hertfordshire County Council Contract Regulations, however we recommend using this guide as best practice.

School Commissioning Guide
Contract Register (T1)
Contract Template (T2)
Specification and Monitoring guidance (T4)
Quotation Guidance (T5a)
Quotation Response (T5b)
Hiring Agreement (T6)
Pre contract check list (T7)

 

Facilitating Best Value Handbook

This handbook has been developed to facilitate best value across Hertfordshire schools and contains information on central contracts and services commissioned and procured by the Council. It also contains information for each contract and tips on running costs, and guidance on effectively managing the financial challenges of flat-cash funding.