Our procurement programmes have delivered in excess of £60m savings across the UK
All too often, councils do not have sufficient understanding and control of their procurement expenditure. With reduced resources maintaining procurement functions, councils can to enter into contractual arrangements which don’t allow flexibility to meet changing circumstances.
Over the last 10 years, we have worked with numerous councils to help them successfully transform the way in which they manage third party expenditure across the organisation. The various programmes have delivered major changes in approach, the professionalisation of the function and the people involved, as well as huge cashable savings.
“That was where our partnership with Northgate Public Services came into its own, with them carrying out for us an incisive review of our procurement function and associated activities.
This quickly led to significant benefits and improvements in a number of areas. This has been an exemplary project in terms of how to drive cost and behaviour in a particular way."
Chris Barton, Director of Finance, Newport City Council