ERIC Number: ED453652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Furniture and Equipment in Schools: A Purchasing Guide. Managing School Facilities, Guide 7.
This document offers advice on the processes that should be followed when schools in the United Kingdom buy their furniture and equipment (F&E). Sections 1 and 2 examine the first steps, prior to purchasing, such as curriculum analysis and market exploration; and sections 3 and 4 explore the importance of creating a clear specification for F&E, both to ensure that a school gets what it wants and that it achieves value for the money. The way in which the money can be organized into categories to ensure a balanced budget is also considered, as is the need to take a whole school approach to F&E. Section 5 analyzes the types of suppliers schools may use to purchase F&E and the criteria that should be used to choose the most appropriate route. It also features a flow chart to give schools a clearly set out route for choosing the most appropriate supplier for their situation. Appendices contain detailed F&E issues such as size, quality, and aesthetics; some F&E project case studies; and references to publications and Internet sites where information can be found on highly detailed subjects such as worktop specification. (GR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment, Foreign Countries, Furniture, Guidelines, Public Schools, Purchasing
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Architects and Building Branch.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom