What we do.

Do you struggle with operating cost control or budget allocations?

Are you short of time and short of the right people to assess whether you are getting value for money?

Do you feel you paying too much for products and services? 

Do you want to save money without compromising quality? 

Tepo Consulting helps Private Educational Establishments identify where they are over spending and provides solutions and advice on how to simplify the procurement process and save cost.

How we do it.

Tepo focusses on 15 categories of operational cost (excluding teachers’ pay) that are found in almost every educational establishment (and compares your schools KPI performance to schools of a similar size).

Tepo identifies the top 5 areas for efficiency improvement and cost saving and if required, will help you implement the recommendations as quickly and as painlessly as possible.

Assistance in the implementation of recommendations can be facilitated either directly with Tepo or with the help of a network of trusted partners. These partners are subject matter experts and can be relied upon to bring their expertise to the benefit of Swiss education establishments.

Alternatively, Tepo can negotiate directly with new suppliers of your choice either by helping to issue RFPs (Requests for Pricing) for new services or by negotiating with your existing suppliers for better value.

Why work with Tepo?


Tepo consulting is unique in Switzerland being the only consultancy exclusively focused on operational excellence for private educational establishments.


Tepo is completely independent and will give you a confidential and rapid recommendations based on KPI reviews that are guaranteed to improve your schools operational performance.

No Satisfaction, No Fee

Tepo also offers a No Satisfaction, No Fee consultancy. In other words, if you are not happy with the quality and content of the assignment then no fee will be charged.

What is the Deliverable?
The Operational Health Check.

This is a detailed review examining all areas of operational spend, other than teachers’ pay, and delivers up to 30 KPIs from which we identify the top 5 areas of opportunity to make improvements and to save money.

Areas of focus are typically in the highest spend areas and are analysed on a cost per unit basis eg. cost per student, cost per square metre etc. Typical high cost areas include:

  • Catering
  • Facilities & Maintenance
  • Marketing
  • Teaching & Learning Materials (TLM)
  • Furniture & Fixtures
  • IT, Printing & Software
  • Utilities (water, energy etc)
  • Sustainability
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Insurance

The process is quick and easy and non-intrusive. Much depends on the size of your establishment. It normally takes less than a 3 days to assess a school with more than 500 students and a day (or 2) for smaller schools.


Tepo operates on a simple flat fee basis for the delivery and presentation of the
Operational Health Check results comprising a written executive review with a presentation and recommendations.

Large Schools
School Groups
Higher Education
(500+ pupils)

Medium Sized Schools
(100+ pupils)

Small Schools
(< 100 pupils)

Other Services

Tepo also provides a range of professional, independent and confidential services for school boards, schools heads, members of the school leadership team and project teams.

These services are based on your mandate and are completely customized to the needs of the commission. Example Services:

  • Defining/updating procurement policies
  • Defining/updating procurement processes
  • Contract Reviews
  • Pricing negotiation
  • Supplier Rationalisation
  • Supplier Categorisation
  • Responsible Procurement (ESG)
  • Sourcing Support
  • Strategy Reviews
  • Quote Management
  • Budget Preparation
  • Cash Flow Forecasts
  • Board & Financial Reports
  • Digitalization Strategy
  • How to go Paperless
  • Document Archiving
  • Ed-Tech Strategy
  • Sustainability Assessment