The Procurement Shared Service (PSS) provides specialist procurement support to members of the higher education sector.  We ensure clients secure the best value from their procurement activities.

We specialise in developing procurement expertise, influence and performance within the sector with two stand-alone assessments and consultancy support. We work across all areas of procurement development to enable you to deliver improved procurement efficiency and effectiveness in your institution.

Value for Money Procurement Assessments

The VfM Procurement Assessment delivers value through insight.  The tool provides a sector-specific, holistic assessment of 3rd party spend across your institution and will help you identify and prioritise opportunities to deliver greater value for money from your procurement activities.  Learn more about our VfM Procurement Assessment.

Procurement Maturity Assessments (PMA+)

The PMA+ drives procurement delivery through increased functional capability.  The new and improved programme provides an opportunity to stand back and review your organisation’s procurement capability and competence against functional best practice.  PMAs have already demonstrated continuous improvement in sector-wide scores as outlined in the most recent Efficiency, Effectiveness and Value for Money ReportLearn more about our PMA+.

Procurement Consultancy

Our experts in public sector procurement can support Brexit readiness, strategy development and implementation, procurement re-organisation, spend analysis, purchase-to-pay system rationalisation and tendering.  Our focus is on delivering measurable results.  Learn more about how our consultancy offering can help you.

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