Public Sector

Kickstarting careers: Procurement of the Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment Program

Kickstarting careers: Procurement of the Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment Program

Our client recognised the high stakes nature of procuring to-date non-existing services from a non-existing market in rural NSW and engaged Grosvenor to run the end-to-end procurement stream for this program. Instead of detailed specifications, we developed documentation that clearly described what the problems were that YE Program was designed to address and how success will be measured and rewarded.

Revolutionising grant and contract management for SA Health

Revolutionising grant and contract management for SA Health

The project team delivered the strategy to re-align the management of grants and contracts with market requirements, stakeholder expectations and best practice. The strategy was approved by the Chief Executive Officer and his leadership team in early 2019. Grosvenor was retained to implement the elements of the strategy, including a capability uplift in commissioning across the Department.

Procurement transformation increased capabilities by 30%

Procurement transformation increased capabilities by 30%

The client recognised the need to establish a centre-led procurement function to adequately address business risks, legislative requirements and create better procurement outcomes. We identified the right size of the centre-led team, its roles and responsibilities during sourcing and contract management and a detailed implementation plan based on Grosvenor’s Procurement Framework.

Universities

High stakes travel management procurement sees University ready to soar

High stakes travel management procurement sees University ready to soar

Grosvenor assisted the University establish a contract with a TMC that represented best value for money for the University, aligned with stakeholders’ needs and expectations and could be sustainably delivered by the provider. The Contract recognises the bespoke operating environment and service requirements of University travellers and travel bookers, successfully catering for both.

Simple spend analysis relieves supplier management complexities for a leading University

Simple spend analysis relieves supplier management complexities for a leading University

Our client, a leading regional provider of higher education, struggled with a complex web of facilities management suppliers and an inconsistent organisation-wide contract management approach. These inconsistencies filtered through to procurement and contract documentation, further exacerbating difficulties in supplier management.

Enhancing a leading University’s contract management to increase supplier performance

Enhancing a leading University’s contract management to increase supplier performance

Our client is recognised internationally as a world-leading university. With this reputation, students, educators and researchers will expect that their buildings and facilities create a sense of place, provide a sense of community and support the educational and research objectives of the organisation.

Utilities

How our client identified 11% savings per year using advanced spend levers

How our client identified 11% savings per year using advanced spend levers

Our client, a medium sized utility, required help with the identification of savings and implementation strategies for each category of spend. Our 2015 CPO study, revealed that the four spend levers Pay Less, Buy Less, Buy Cheaper and Buy Smarter, can be a great start to identifying savings.

Injured procurement function revived with a multifaceted refresh and implementation

Injured procurement function revived with a multifaceted refresh and implementation

Grosvenor conducted a comprehensive review of the client's procurement function. The review involved extensive consultation across the business, review of existing process and procedures and an assessment of procurement outcomes. Current practice was assessed against Grosvenor’s Procurement Better Practice Comparator to identify areas of strength as well as areas requiring improvement. 

Professionalised contract and partner management at Ausgrid

Professionalised contract and partner management at Ausgrid

Ausgrid has a large decentralised contract management function with more than 150 staff responsible for getting best performance from thousands of suppliers. To align this function with the overall business objectives of achieving sustainable, reliable and affordable outcomes for its electricity customers it was necessary to introduce a consistent way for how contracts are managed.  

Corporate

Savings of more than 10% savings discovered through spend, category and inventory analysis

Savings of more than 10% savings discovered through spend, category and inventory analysis

Grosvenor was engaged to conduct an organisational wide inventory, spend and category analysis, and to conduct a review of the entire procurement function to identify savings and efficiencies, and to provide a model and implementation plan for the future delivery of procurement for a large mixed utility provider.

Savings, lasting impact and credibility generated even after a merge

Savings, lasting impact and credibility generated even after a merge

Grosvenor was engaged to act as the role of Head of Procurement, to assist in transforming the function. Grosvenor was required to maintain the business as usual functions of procurement while conducting the review of the department, including the support provided to the rest of the Bank.

2018 Procurement Study

Eight Savings Myths Debunked

Findings from our 2018 Procurement Study

We studied 159 organisations, asking them about their most successful procurement initiative in the last 12 months and benefits achieved.

The research is in:

  • Real data and insight from your peers
  • A summary of 8 procurement savings myths that you thought were true
  • As each myth is debunked, new insights are revealed by the data
  • You can have better performance and higher savings
  • Identify how you can predict which contract has the highest potential for additional savings

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