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The Procurement Service has over 20 years experience in commissioning public sector goods and services and in contract management. As part of Birmingham City Council, we are able to award contracts that provide quality goods and services and take advantage of our bulk buying power to deliver competitive prices.
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Autumn Term 2019 Training for schools
12 Sep
Birmingham Education Support Services brings together a wide range of professional support services and training provided by Birmingham City Council. Secure you autumn term training below: SEPTEMBER 2019 HR Portal Form Raiser Training - Tue, 17 Sep Duty Holder Training - Tue, 17 Sep (MIDAS)Minibus Driving (FULL) - Wed, 18 Sep Educational Visits Co-ordinator Training - EVC - Thu, 19 Sep (MIDAS) Minibus Driving (Refresher) - Tue, 24 Sep Educational Visits Co-ordinator Training - Revalidation - Wed, 25 Sep Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) Training -Thu, 26 Sep Strategic Governance - Thu, 26 Sep Induction Training for New School Governors -Sat, 28 Sep OCTOBER 2019 Thrive Training - Tue, 01 Oct Clean Air Cops - Wed, 02 Oct Headteacher Appraisal - Wed, 02 Oct Preparing your Governing Board for Ofsted - Wed, 09 Oct Complaints Management for governors and clerks - Tue, 15 Oct Termly Briefing for Clerks to Governing Boards - Tue, 22 Oct Supporting children with Down Syndrome in Junior & Infant schools - Wed, 23 Oct Evaluating the Impact of Pupil Premium Spend for School Governors - Thu, 24 Oct Food Safety Online- Level 2 - Mon, 28 Oct Menus Development, Food Standards and Supplier Engagement - Mon, 28 Oct Health and Safety for Catering Supervisors - Wed, 30 Oct NOVEMBER 2019 COSHH/ Manual Handling Refresher Training - Fri, 01 Nov Termly Briefing for Chairs of Governing Boards - Thu, 07 Nov Allergen Awareness Training - Tue, 12 Nov Safeguarding Role of the Governing Board - Tue, 12 Nov Road Stars - Wed, 13 Nov Budget Management Training (2 day course) - Thu, 14 Nov Induction Training for New School Governors - Sat, 16 Nov Introduction to School Finance - Wed, 20 Nov Introduction to Chairing a Governing Board - Thu, 21 Nov Thrive Training - Tue, 26 Nov Role of the SEND School Governor - Tue, 26 Nov Providing Effective Challenge - Thu, 28 Nov DECEMBER 2019 Ambitious Curriculum and Cultural Capital for all - Tue, 03 Dec Food Safety Online- Level 2 - Mon, 09 Dec (MIDAS) Minibus Driving (Refresher) - Wed, 11 Dec
10 Sep
It has been brought to our attention that the below scam is currently being used to target schools. Outline of scam: A supplier receives an order for goods, seemingly genuine, complete with a PO number etc., and from an official looking email address.The goods are then delivered to the actual premises of the company the order was purporting to be from. Within the next few days a courier comes to collect the items back saying they were delivered in error. The scam relies on the receiver not expecting to receive the goods so then willingly handing them over when a courier appears to collect them saying they’ve been sent in error. Once complete this obviously means that the items are no longer in the possession of the receiving company, or the supplier who has sent them but have of course ended up with the scammer. The supplier may or may not be known to receiver but is likely to be a supplier of things like IT equipment phones etc. Please let your staff know to be on their guard when receiving goods that subsequently are tried to be collected a day or so later. Don’t let the courier take them without prior contact with the sending company.
BCC Utilities provision - ACTION REQUIRED
09 Sep
BCC UTILITIES PROVISION - ACTION REQUIRED The Procurement Service are currently collating details of school sites wishing to use or remain with the Council’s discounted gas and electricity contracts and benefit from the scale of our whole procurement. If you would like to take advantage of the Council’s bulk buying power and transfer to the BCC utilities framework please complete the below utilities form and email back to: by no later than the 13th September 2019. For more information on our Utilities framework which includes details of our new 2 year utilities package option and customer portal download the relevant form below: DOWNLOAD FORMS BELOW EXISITING USERS OF BCC UTILITIES Please note if you are an existing user of BCC utilities and are wishing to move suppliers from April 2020 you must complete and return you form to avoid auto renewal of your supplies. NEW USERS OF BCC UTILITIES UTILITIES RETURN FORM Contact the CPS helpdesk on 0121 464 8000 should you require further information.
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18 Sep
(MIDAS)Minibus Driving (FULL) - 18th September 2019
Part one This theory based training will cover the following areas: Driving licences. Defensive driving. Legal responsibilities. Health & Safety responsibilities. Breakdown. Accident & Emergency procedures etc. Part two The practical training must be booked through the driver training school on 0121 303 7393 The following areas will be covered: Consists of Licence and Eyesight checks. Introduction to the vehicle (including vehicle checks). Demonstration and commentary drive by the instructor. Driver Training (including motorway driving), Driver Assessment. Assessment result and final briefing.
19 Sep
Educational Visits Co-ordinator Training - EVC - 19th September 2019
The course aims and objectives cover the following areas: Support your establishment to run more high quality visits.. Ensure that your establishment meets your employer's requirements and OEAP National Guidance for visit managment. Share experience and good practice. Identify action points to follow up when you return to your establishment. To achieve these airms and objectives, throughout the course, you will examine the following areas in detail: Core areas. Roles. Benefits of educational visits. Legal expectations. Planning , leading and evaluating visits. Risk benefit assessment.
24 Sep
(MIDAS) Minibus Driving (Refresher) - 24th September 2019
Part One This part of the training will be theory based and will cover: Driving Licences. Defensive Driving. Legal Responsibilities. Health & Safety Responsibilities. Breakdown. Accident & Emergency Procedures . Part Two This part of the course is practical based and will consist of: Licence and Eyesight checks. Introduction to the vehicle (including vehicle checks). Driving of the vehicle with commentary by the instructor. Driver training (including motorway driving) Driver Assessment and final briefing. This part of the training will take approximately 1.5 hours.