Procura awarded key procurement role in new Crown Commercial Service consultancy framework
Procura selected to help public sector organisations address mounting procurement challenge
Procura Consulting is delighted to have been awarded a key role in the long-anticipated Management Consultancy 2 Framework (MCF2).
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) OJEU agreement, projected to be worth over £2 billion in total, will enable public sector organisations to benefit from Procura’s supply chain, procurement and transformation expertise over the next few years.
Procura Managing Director, Richard McIntosh (pictured) was delighted by the announcement:
"At a time when intense public scrutiny is being applied to public spending, the ability to create enhanced value for money, deliver savings and support transformation through enhanced procurement is more crucial than it's ever been. We look forward to building on our extensive record of helping public sector organisations achieve exactly that."
Bringing private sector expertise to local and central government
Procura’s deep public-sector experience, combined with substantial experience across the private sector has positioned the firm as an in-demand partner of choice.
The team’s work with organisations including BMI Healthcare, Aramark, Nokia, Rolls Royce and Microsoft has ensured that public sector clients benefit from a blend of world-leading private sector tools, techniques and experience.
Director of Finance NHS Trust
"We've called on Procura to help us address significant procurement and cost reduction challenges. They bring to the public sector a substantial track record of results, supported by clever innovation in areas such as spend analytics, category management, supply chain enhancement and procurement collaboration.
Procura's award onto the new framework is excellent news for public sector peers across local and central government who are facing a massive procurement transformation task in the years ahead."
Procura offer a large range of procurement and supply chain services.
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The growing challenge for public sector procurement
Almost a decade into a regime of austerity and cutbacks, the public sector landscape has altered dramatically.
Public sector employment has fallen to a 70-year low in terms of share of the labour market, with the loss of just under a million public sector jobs since 2010.
At the same time, demand for local public services has actually been rising, and cost pressures are increasing, yet government grants to councils have reduced markedly (by more than 49 per cent in real terms since 2010 according to the National Audit Office).
With further cuts planned and many departments already trimmed to the bone, the question of how procurement can play a greater role in generating further efficiencies will be increasingly in focus.
The following articles bring some of these challenges to life, together with insights into how organisations from the public and private sectors are beginning to address them:
Contact the Procura team
The Procura team would be delighted to hear more about your specific public sector procurement challenges.
Please feel free to contact us directly:
Call us on: 020 3693 7275
Write to: Procura Consulting Ltd, 99 Bishopsgate London EC2M 3XD
OJEU Contract Notice Reference Number: 2018/S 070-155197
Framework Agreement Reference: Management Consultancy Framework 2 (MCF2)