Procurement Management Consultants

Procurement Management

The procurement management process is the first stage of outsourcing a service and is a vital component for achieving a successful and productive supplier relationship. It sets the tone of how the contract will be run and underpins the context of the service provision. Procurement management is one of the forms of management in which we excel. It is defined as goods and services being acquired from a different organisation or firm. All organisations deal with this form of management at some point in the life of their businesses. We help you get it right first time.

Here is an example of how we have helped our clients with procurement management.

Market Testing

  • Benchmarking
  • Competitor evaluations


Tendering

  • Full OJEU and non OJEU support
  • Mini-competition exercises
  • Specialist within a BuyingTeam


Contract Management

  • Supplier arbitration
  • Training courses for managing contracted services
  • Compliance audits

 

Service Specification

We believe the most important critical success factor of a procurement process is to create a comprehensive specification of what the service needs to deliver. We support clients with this by evaluating current service levels and speaking to stakeholders to understand what they think the service should provide. We then check this with the budget holder and, working closely with our clients, create a very clear picture of what the Tenderers need to bid for.

Because we have worked in the catering industry for over 20 years to a senior level, we know how to deliver soft services. We understand what Tenderers need from clients to produce a realistic and quantifiable tender response, which provides the backbone of the contract once awarded.

We work with procurement departments as a specialist to provide the specification and this has proved particularly valuable for our Government and Local Authority clients. We can work within internal guidelines, whilst ensuring the service can actually be delivered. All our work strives for sustainable procurement practices.

Procurement Process Management

Whether you need help with key stages of a procurement process or someone to manage procurement from start to finish, we can support you. We have successfully managed OJEU and Mini-Competition exercises for public sector clients. For our private sector clients we find the right suppliers to invite to tender and support with creating short lists. Our extensive knowledge of the catering sector can be seen in the En Passant “Vision” report, when we were only one of five procurement consultants invited to contribute.

Evaluating Tender Responses is an area we are fully competent to manage. From recommending the evaluation criteria to carrying out the scoring, you can be sure this will be conducted fairly and professionally. As the only catering consultant to hold the CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark, you can be assured of our credentials, which supports the sustainability requirements of many of our client's organsational objectives.

In a nut shell we can deliver the following:

Procurement process managers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Please give us a call and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.