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commercial contracts for education

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Whilst the continued expansion of the educational services market will present opportunities to make savings, schools and academies are under increasing pressure to demonstrate appropriate due diligence has been carried out in relation to their contracts. Whether it is straightforward terms and conditions of sale, complex outsourcing projects or partnership agreements, ensuring your school is aware of the commercial risks is critical to protecting your school, your reputation and your budget.

Our expert team can advise on a wide range of contractual issues including helping you to identify and manage risk in commercial contracts, negotiate key terms or look at debt recovery. We provide a quality service to fit your needs, whether it is a high-level review on terms and conditions or supporting you through detailed negotiations on a high value contract. We help you put in place robust, commercially-focused agreements that protect you and your school.

what we do...

  • Supporting schools in terms of a wide range of contractual advice including procurement, drafting contractual terms, assisting clients with risk assessments of contractual terms with suppliers.

  • Sharing experience of common commercial issues with suppliers.

  • Partnership agreements assisting schools in putting together partnership agreements to support collaborative and commercial activities.

  • Advising on all contracts from simple terms of conditions all the way through to outsourcing agreements. 

  • Protecting your intellectual property - providing advice on trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property issues.

  • Supporting with litigation including debt recovery.

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In the first of what we hope will become a regular feature in Be Connected, Nick MacKenzie reviews what’s on the horizon for the education sector and briefly shares with you a number of themes.

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Is your complaints process fit for purpose?

As part of the advisory service we offer schools, recent enquiries have arisen from academies being contacted by the Department for Education (DfE) about their complaints policies.

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Building for the future

As the new year comes into view, many schools will be considering plans to build or to extend their facilities next year.

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What to do if a supplier goes into administration

The education sector has recently been impacted by the administration of Gaia Technologies (one of the UK’s leading suppliers of ICT services to UK schools and universities) which entered administration due to “severe cash flow issues”.

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