Procurement Audit & Consultancy
Our team of experienced Procurement Specialists have delivered a large number of procurement audits and consultancy projects since 2002. Their work results in significant improvements in client profitability and a reduction in supply chain risk.
Our services include:
- Procurement Healthcheck - an organisation-wide independent audit of your purchasing strategies, policies, procedures, systems, organisational structure, tender, contract and supplier management, skill sets. This identifies opportunities for improvements in internal process efficiency, value for money and governance. We then provide a prioritised action plan to deliver significant value for money improvement. Note that this is completely separate service to our Buying Group, as we would not be seeking to introduce partner suppliers via the audit/consultancy service.
- Purchasing Category Consultancy - cost reduction of over 20% is feasible across your travel, print, packaging, facilities management, telecoms, commercial insurance, utilities and staff expenses management** cost categories. Our procurement experts - independent of any suppliers - will work with you on a pre-agreed fee basis to tighten up specifications, processes and tendering to ensure that when you go to the market you genuinely enjoy best value. This is completely separate to our cost reduction service (BSA Buying Group), where we do work with partner suppliers.
** BSA can now offer clients best-in-class expenses management software at a special discounted rate, thanks to our partnership with webexpenses.
For a review of the print spend across our 15 sites we used the Buying Support Agency, to input their expert understanding of print cost drivers and the print services market place. They have made an enormous contribution by helping us secure significant savings on price and also by optimising specifications and our ways of working.Ian Sidgwick, Group Purchasing Director, the Jockey Club
This has been an invaluable exercise and represents a giant leap forward in our quest for efficiency. The Buying Support Agency have performed a very thorough analysis of our procurement processes. We would have struggled to understand where further improvements could be found without their expert assistance.Tim Weston, Supplier Manager, VisitBritain (the National Tourism Agency)
If you're looking to review your purchasing function or specific cost categories and would value an independent view from procurement experts then please call us on 0800 254 0344.