Example timescales for schools planning a procurement process for goods or services.
PDF, 101KB, 1 page
PDF, 105KB, 1 page
These timelines will help you anticipate how long a procurement process may take.
You should use them alongside our buying for schools guide.
The complexity of the procurement is likely to depend on the cost of the contract. More information on choosing the most appropriate procurement process based on the contract cost is available.
2 February 2016
Department for Education
Buying for schools
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.