To achieve Seven Forces objectives, we provided experienced senior procurement and analytical resource services with a programme lead to ensure a seamless interaction with the client. This was focused upon guidance, pipeline exploration and project prioritisation.
To deliver the category strategies and procurements, a team experienced in FM procurements and OJEU were selected to undertake stakeholder data collation, support the specification drafting, produce category strategies and undertake the procurements in accordance with the Public Procurement Regulations. Client interaction was facilitated by daily project calls and weekly progress reporting. All procurement work was aligned to Seven Force’s stringent internal governance procedures.
Throughout the procurement work, Barkers were cognisant of the scrutiny of the high profile Seven Forces collaboration and importance of contributing savings to the Seven Forces savings target, together with social value delivery for the various Authority Police Commissioners.
All project work undertaken by Barkers was underpinned by fortnightly and monthly reporting of progress for each project and a savings tracker against spend and budget for monitoring progress and risks on the projected savings.
Setting up the SRM framework and identifying SRM opportunities was specifically managed by an experienced senior managing consultant.
Training was developed in conjunction with the client and specifically targeted areas of knowledge enhancement together with innovative scenarios to stretch the participants in the group sessions.
Additional project work was resourced by the Barker’s team with specific competencies.
This was all co-ordinated and managed by a senior managing consultant leading the programme delivery on behalf of the Barkers team.
Barkers have also offered further project initiatives including supplier ERP identification, payment terms review and improvement, purchase price variance investigation, demand best practice benchmarking, national benchmarking of vetted services and further specific category support.