Constellia for Schools

What is Constellia for Schools?

Constellia enables schools to procure vital goods, works, services and technology quickly and compliantly.

Operating the AEC Neutral Vendor Framework, Constellia provides fully compliant access to an unlimited marketplace of pre-vetted, local, and national suppliers, including large corporations, SMEs, and micro-SMEs.

With on-demand procurement support and a free, user-friendly procurement platform, Constellia drives savings, mitigates risk, and gives schools complete control and visibility of their spending.

Constellia for Schools has received endorsement for their Neutral Vendor Solution from Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust (BWCET), the largest Catholic Trust in the North East of England, after successfully conducting a pilot in 2021.

Constellia Schools Council

The Constellia Schools Council, which will be Chaired by Nick Hurn OBE, CEO of Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust, will aim to bring together CEO’s and CFO’s of MATs across the country to discuss and debate best practice for procurement in schools, through in person and digital events.

Key Benefits?

Constellia for Schools makes procurement simple and efficient, giving Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) the support and expertise they need to navigate the complex procurement landscape. Our platform offers the following benefits:

Cost Saving

It ensures value for money and can drive savings of up to 20%. Best of all, it's cost-neutral for schools as suppliers absorb all our fees.

Access to Suppliers

Our ever-growing marketplace connects you with a wide range of local suppliers, including large corporations, SMEs, and micro-SMEs. We'll help you find the right suppliers to meet your specific requirements.

On-Demand Procurement Expertise

Our procurement specialists are available on-demand to support with writing specifications, running competitions, evaluating proposals, and managing contracts.


Using the AEC Neutral Vendor framework, we fully comply with Public Contracts Regulations (PCR) giving you peace of mind that everything you procure is above board.


We can rapidly and compliantly run a direct award in just five days or a mini competition in as little as ten days.

Visibility and Control

Our easy-to-use platform gives you an overview of all projects throughout the procurement process. You'll also receive management information, spending data, and analytics to help you stay in control.

How it works

We operate three service levels that allow you to select the level of support you require per procurement project. This ranges from you utilising the Constellia Neutral Vendor Solution as a transactional platform and carrying out the procurement yourself; to full sourcing support, where we carry out the procurement on your behalf.

Our service level includes the following:

Our supplier absorbed fees mean that Multi-Academy Trusts can access the benefits of our neutral vendor framework for free.

Contact our team today to register your organisation by emailing or call us on 0330 320 8020.

Where we have done this before

Constellia influences over £1 billion spend across 150 public sector organisations in the UK, including universities, Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs), higher education institutions, and state schools. Some examples are:

Bishop Chadwick

Constellia helped Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust to procure a supplier that was able to provide a robust implementation of their server infrastructure and active directory. The project covered all the Schools within the Trust and the Trust HQ buildings.

Following a competitive exercise, the Trust awarded the project to their preferred supplier and achieved an approximate £10k saving for their Schools.

Cardiff Council on behalf of 127 schools

Following the Welsh government decision to provide free school meals to all primary school children in Wales, Cardiff Council established that they needed to provide an additional 22,000 free school meals to our students.

Working with Constellia via the Neutral Vendor MSP, Cardiff Council were able to procure a suitable supplier quickly and compliantly to source and install the catering equipment needed to meet government timescales.

Why work with Constellia?

We are transforming how Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) buy goods, works and services.

We're passionate about helping schools buy better, drive efficiencies, and make huge savings. With our user-friendly platform and on demand support, you can streamline your procurement process and focus on what really matters - delivering the best possible education to your students.

If you have an urgent requirement or want to discuss how we can help, please get in touch today.

"Quick, compliant, and easy procurement? Constellia for Schools has you covered."