Purpose of the strategy
The purpose of this strategy is to set out a strategic procurement framework for SPT aligned to our key objectives and an action plan that will enable us to achieve these objectives and lead to the delivery of continuous, clear and quantifiable improvements in our procurement performance in 2017/2018 and beyond. This strategy and action plan for improvement will be reviewed annually, in order to maintain and continue improving service delivery.
Procurement Strategy Objectives
Ensure all procurement activities are compliant with Scottish Procurement Regulations and Acts
Ensure that procurement works in partnership with operational departments to understand the commercial drivers for SPT, with particular emphasis on developing a comprehensive specification and deliver measurable year on year efficiencies and savings.
Procurement will work in partnership with operational departments to deliver innovation by identifying opportunities for the organisation.
Procurement, working in partnership with operational departments, must be proactive and drive improvements within the full supply chain (internal & externally).
Embed simplified processes, templates and guidance for all staff across SPT to ensure that we are continually improving and reflect the needs of the organisation. Improve competition within the supply chain for procurement opportunities. This will deliver savings to SPT.
Deliver a professional service with sufficient skills across the Procurement Team to be able to provide professional advice on all contractual issues.
Ensure procurement knowledge, with particular emphasis on the development of specifications, is cascaded throughout the organisation to all involved in procurement processes.
Ensure the continuous improvement of procurement activities through market knowledge, collaboration, use of appropriate frameworks, joint innovation and effective supplier management.
Measure key departmental outputs including supplier performance and value for money.
This will support the achievement of SPT’s overall goals.
Develop a more proactive approach with our clients so that future needs for the purchase of works, goods and services are anticipated and jointly developed and alternative options for delivery can be considered as part of continuous organisational improvement.
This will develop stronger relationships with our supply chains to ensure that we deliver high quality, cost effective services for our clients.