Our mission is to use our procurement expertise to deliver significant value for clients and society.
Incorporated in 2002, Buying Support Agency (BSA) is one of the UK's leading Procurement and Purchasing Specialist to private, public and charity sector organisations. As well as supporting large clients (e.g. National Audit Office, Department of Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), Cranfield School of Management, AMEC plc, Babcock Group, Pret a Manger, Hastings Direct, the Jockey Club), many of our clients are small and medium sized organisations across many industry sectors.
Our team of procurement experts support the delivery of strategic and operational change that boosts clients' net profit and cash flow over the long term, whilst mitigating supply chain risks. Depending on client need, this involves one or more of our procurement support services (see diagram below).
Many clients seek tactical overhead cost reduction ("quick wins") hence in 2005 we created BSA Buying Group to leverage the collective buying power of our clients and procurement expertise to deliver best value on a client specific basis across 24 cost categories.
This has become so successful that many trade associations have taken it up as a key "member benefit" offering to their members across the UK. They like the fact that unlike the majority of "cost reduction" companies, we don't operate a 'gain share' approach, so our clients keep 100% of the savings made from day one. We charge clients a small monthly fee (waived if offered via a trade association) to manage their indirect procurement costs and are completely independent from the suppliers.
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