Services

Our mission is to make sure you have “the best supplier working on your project for the most competitive price”. We do that by providing world-class tendering and suppliers to quote on your job. We’re trusted by over 300 schools and have suppliers ready to quote on your work today.

You can view our brochure here.


 
 

Construction

Your project is important to us. When you get in touch, a dedicated Better School Project account manager will help you scope out the project and decide the best way to approach it for an exceptional result.

We can fully manage the tendering process or provide quotes for your project with a focus on making the sure right contractor is appointed. From recruitment of the contractor through to project completion, we are with you every step of the way until we get the result you need.

  • Over 50 fully-vetted contractors
  • Considerable experience in schools
  • Work around your term-time commitments
  • Commercial level quality finishing
  • Projects completed from £500 to £1million
  • Specialist skills in every area
  • Fast and detailed quotes
  • Contractors to within your budget
  • Clear advice on how to approach your project
  • No job too small


 
 

Estates Management

It is typical in a school setting for an SLA to cause consternation among management teams. Cleaning, maintenance and grounds maintenance contracts often deliver result well below expectation. We have worked on hundreds of projects where schools have approached us to help them secure the services of an excellent company to take on a contract that is underperforming.

Our vetted supplier-base offer a range of SLA contracts with a focus on sustainable pricing and high-quality. We have considerable experiencing running tender processes for SLA contracts; these tend to be more complex than one-off projects because of the setup and ongoing considerations – also the wrong decision for the school can be so costly. Our focus is on efficient and transparent tendering and the engagement of high-quality suppliers.

  • Over 25 vetted contractors
  • Guaranteed school experience
  • Cleaning. maintenance and grounds maintenance
  • Clear advice on approaching your project
  • Small and large sites catered for
  • Contractors to fit within your budget
  • Focus on customer service and delivery excellence


 
 

Tenders

We have completed over 1000 tender processes for schools and understand the need to not only appoint the most suitable company but demonstrate an audit trail. We cover the whole process from initial specification right through to weightings criteria and selection – we’re with you every step of the way.

Our tender process will give you a clear framework for choosing the company that best suits your school. A big challenge is setting up the process correctly at the start so that contractors are bidding on the right work. Once this is set up, it is easy to compare quotes and make an informed decision on the best company – if the decision is tight our weighting criteria will ensure you pick the right contractor.

  • Over 1000 tender processes managed
  • Prove the best value
  • Attract the best suppliers with a transparent process
  • Keep an audit trail to satisfy key stakeholders
  • Fast and efficient process
  • Initial specification produced
  • The procurement process managed closely
  • Use a professional and unambiguous weighted selection criteria