Procurement Services

We have 35 years of procurement services experience which, combined with the latest budget control technology, will ensure you get the best value in everything you buy.

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  • In today’s cost-conscious business, the management of non-critical but necessary purchases is often under-resourced internally. Skilled procurement specialists are challenged to split their limited time between high-value one-off buying at the same time as keeping an eye on the daily low-value, high-volume purchasing carried out across every business.

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    Outsource your procurement

    UOE Procurement Services offers a dedicated concierge service on a ‘pay as you go’ or monthly retainer basis. Use our services as much or as little as you need to suit your business requirements and budget. Our experts will give you the confidence that your everyday procurement is under control delivering the right price for your purchases and the right service for your employees without the need to constantly ‘go to market’.

    Working as your outsourced, ‘soft facilities’ supplier, we specialise in managing the ‘long tail’ of low-value, high-volume purchasing that many organisations require to get work done. Working on an open-book basis, our experts can tailor our Procurement Service to meet your organisation’s exact – and exacting – requirements.

    Our innovative ‘CTRL-ALT-DELETE’ programme provides ongoing reporting and analysis and offers recommendations on how to achieve your agreed targets, whether they are cost, environmental or process driven.

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    We also work with in-house procurement departments

    Even if your business already has a procurement department and/or employs Facilities Managers holding a BIFM accreditation, we can help them by providing advanced procurement solutions to support purchasing functions.

    We can work alongside your team to ensure they have time to focus on the essential elements of FM without the worry of the more mundane but essential parts of the supply chain, such as processing purchase orders, handling warranty issues or dealing with non-deliveries of goods and services.

  • Sectors we specialise in

    Over the years we’ve learned that each sector has its own set of requirements, regulations and unique style. We currently offer our enhanced procurement services in four key markets across the UK:

    Simply contact us and we’ll manage the entire procurement process – ensuring products meet the necessary environmental and health and safety standards as well as delivering best value for your budget.

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    Commercial property and estate management

    Every building and every campus has its own style, requirements and unique approach to creating a space that encourages people to get work done.

    By providing a one-stop solution to site managers and estate management teams, we can ensure a consistent approach with a single point of contact for everything from security fences and hi-visibility jackets to ping-pong table covers, acid attack prevention kits or branded umbrellas… and even chocolate covered insects (yes really!). There isn’t much we haven’t been asked to source before – so it’s just as well that our Estate Management Experts love a challenge!

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    Education

    Our Educational Experts have been helping schools and colleges get the best from their budgets for over 35 years! We can guide you through the huge range of options in seating, desking and storage as well as some of the latest innovations in classroom technology to enhance the student and teacher experience.

    Now more than ever, ensuring best value for your purchasing is essential. We have negotiated special pricing for educational establishments with several leading manufacturers and distributors in the educational marketplace to ensure your budget goes as far as possible. We have also worked on phased projects to ensure sensible budgetary management for major investments or refurbishments over multiple budgetary periods.

    Whether it is examination desks, ergonomically designed and age-appropriate classroom seating, ID passes and access control, digital white boards or the everyday school essentials we can tailor our solutions to meet your specific requirements.

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    Hospitality and hotels

    UOE has been a long-term supplier to some of the most renowned restaurants and boutique hotels in London and across the UK for over 20 years. We’re very proud that almost all our hospitality clients have come from referrals made within the hospitality community.

    We understand the unique requirements of this sector – from not delivering at lunchtime (!) to ensuring you never run out of till rolls and credit card machine rolls!

    For multi-branch hotels, restaurants and bars including those using budgetary controls, our online order management system can restrict, manage and control expenditure to a budget limit or product range, or tailor authority levels to your specification, meaning no GM can go over budget – ever!

    Whilst we don’t supply the food or drink products, for everything else, UOE can help. From menu paper to printer cartridges, till rolls to gift cards our one-stop solution can manage everything you need to get work done.

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    Retail

    We understand that making life simple on the shop floor is vital. Time spent handling the ordering or delivery of operational items is time spent away from delivering amazing customer service.

    Our tailored retail solutions can ‘auto replenish’ your essential items without your branch teams even having to order them (so you never run out of till roll, credit card machine roll or even toilet roll!). In fact, we can automate the ordering of any product your team needs to get work done!

    Our Retail Experts will work with your Procurement Team to ensure goods-in-slots, security arrangements and timed deliveries are co-ordinated smoothly with the security teams at your loading bays, warehouses, retail parks or shopping centres. Our logistics managers will review red routes, pedestrianised zones and delivery schedules to ensure we get your goods into store as planned, and our vehicle monitoring systems enable us to track that your delivery is going to plan in real time.

    Our online order management system can restrict, manage and control expenditure to a budget limit or product range, or tailor authority levels to your specification, meaning no branch or department can go over budget – ever!

  • With over 35 years of industry expertise, you can trust us to handle your procurement needs.
    Want to discuss your specific procurement requirements? Call us on 08456 434 344.

     

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Brilliant company to work with and very reliable. The communication is excellent and the prices are too!

Alex, Site Manager

Consistently excellent service, the entire team are helpful, friendly and professional

Peter, FM Buyer

With UOE as our supplier, I know whatever we need our problem is solved.

Amy, Executive Assistant

Everything was installed on time and perfectly. The installation team were friendly and efficient and the desks were exactly what we wanted.

Head of ICT Department at Academy school of 2,000 students in Kent

At Teach First we are delighted to be working so closely with UOE on a daily basis. UOE provide us with various aspects of support throughout all of our (11) offices in the UK. We have been delighted with the level of customer service and support received from UOE and we look forward to continuing this great relationship going forward.

Darren Purnell – Facilities Officer

We have been using UOE for many years as our main preferred supplier for stationery requirements. They have proven to be helpful, supportive, proactive, always willing to go the extra mile and are competitively priced. Thank you UOE, you are a great supplier.

Helena Katseph – Business Manager – Operations

UOE is our very favourite supplier. We have made a conscious effort to move as much as we can into their capable hands. Always there in a pinch, and always able, willing, and eager to go the extra mile for us. We just can’t praise UOE enough!

Amy – Office Support

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