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Procurement Managed Service


Barkers have been recognised by Consultancy.UK as a Gold Procurement Consultancy Firm. Consultancy.UK recognise those organisations leading the way in procurement consultancy within the UK with organisations assessed on their procurement capabilities, company reputation, analyst benchmarks, industry recognitions, thought leadership and more.

Aspire to Achieve

  • Identified outputs in an agreed timescale 
  • Complete control of costs 
  • Excellence in a defined area within your procurement function 
  • Best-in-class procurement methodologies implemented within your business by award winning professionals. 

Achieve more through procurement managed service

Why Choose Us

Cost Control

With our Procurement Managed Service we charge by output not by resource with a regular, (usually monthly) pricing structure. This guarantees costs won’t escalate and supports financial planning.

Cutting Edge Tools

Our best-in-class procurement tools and methodologies will be utilised throughout the project by our experienced team who will focus on delivering optimum results every time.

Long-Term Focus

We collaborate with clients to define outputs from the outset, and we ensure that long-term, sustainable solutions are recommended which leave a legacy for years to come.

Features of Procurement Managed Service

Our Procurement Managed Service is a flexible service centred entirely around defined outputs that are pertinent to a client’s unique circumstances. We work with clients to understand the services required and provide a solution that embodies human resources, intelligence, tools and processes to deliver optimum results. 

The flexibility of Procurement Managed Service is key, which is why the service can encompass any, or all, of our procurement solutions. Typically, most clients require support with the following: 

  1. Category Management
  2. Sourcing
  3. Supplier Relationship Management
  4. Contract Management
  5. Resource Augmentation
  6. Tools & Software

Our team of Consultants’ usually possess between 15 and 30 years’ experience and are well suited to delivering complex procurement projects requiring bespoke support. Furthermore, a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Barkers will deliver our ‘service wrapper’ providing access to our methodologies and expertise. 

Our added value lies within the guidance we can provide to drive ethical procurement practice. We are award winners for delivery of social value and can support procurement functions to fulfil and exceed ESG targets such as environmental impact metrics, social value delivery and governance.

An inspiring partnership, recognising and developing creative solutions to local social issues in the most effective way. Barkers and Bolton Family are a compelling example of people coming together from right across the community, with passion, authenticity and trust.

Lisa Charles, Director of Business Services, Bolton at Home


Client outcomes naturally depend on the scale and scope of the support required. Broadly speaking our clients will usually benefit from:

  • Controlled costs that deliver agreed outcomes through defined processes 
  • Enhanced supplier relationship management 
  • Clear and structured plans with key milestones and deliverables 
  • Cost reduction 
  • Execution of robust, fit-for-purpose contracts focused on long-term benefits 
  • Integration of ethical procurement practices
  • Robust risk management
  • Comprehensive reporting and intelligence. 

Achieve your business ambitions with Barkers

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