To achieve SGN’s objectives we provided senior procurement and commercial transformation advisory and assurance services. This was focused upon guidance and leadership, strategy setting and project prioritisation.
The transformation to a cloud first approach was attained through the production of a procurement framework, which aligned to SGN’s IT and business strategy and reflected a need for nimbleness in process. To ensure successful integration, the framework was aligned with SGN’s current policies and procedures, including cyber security.
We developed and implemented a demand management process which allowed SGN the flexibility and capability to act speedily and flex resource when project needs dictated, for example running dedicated tenders.
Throughout the process we remained focused upon the importance of contract/procurement compliance:
- UCR 2016 procurement regulatory compliance was maintained throughout.
- An IT P&C Governance and Operational Framework was also developed in order to assist SGN to achieve its objectives in relation to its IT Procurement and Commercial Office.
- Contract breaches were mitigated through the implementation of a post-signature contract management strategy and supplier relationship management activities.
We managed the many and varied interdependencies throughout this project, leveraging key contracts for the benefit of SGN, and supported the implementation of new key suppliers, including Amazon (AWS), HCL and Fujitsu.
To deliver all third-party IT procurement activities, we recruited and trained a Barkers on-site managed service team.