Public Sector Performance Learning: Impacting High Priority Needs

Public Sector Procurement Transformation

Commissioners, commercial directors, procurement managers, programme leaders, category directors and supplier managers are the greatest lever for transformation and change in public procurement. They are the pivotal leaders who deal directly with third party suppliers. A public sector-wide focus on identifying and strengthening this professional cadre is essential. It requires investment in executive development, best practice sharing, professional forums and highly practical, competence-based workshops.

Best practice in modern training and development is to adopt a strong performance orientation, with all learning programmes focused on securing defined outcomes that add real value to each part of the organisation. In Future Purchasing we have termed this “performance learning”. In part it focuses on the hard skills and technical competencies associated with heartland procurement processes, tools and techniques. Equally, it concentrates on the mind-sets and soft skills of leadership, particularly through influencing and engaging the key stakeholders and agents of change.

Ways in which Future Purchasing can support you
  • Design and deliver forums aimed at key leaders in major departments. Focus on procurement best practice and how to apply it.
  • Run high impact workshops to help teams reduce cost and improve supplier value. These need to be core public sector competencies.
  • Partner with public sector academies in programme management, commissioning and procurement. Drive best practice into major projects.
  • Measure procurement competence in a structured and positive manner through our Compass competence assessment tool.
  • Strengthen post-contract supplier management. Work with teams to maximise performance, drive cost down and also secure sustainable social value.

Boosting procurement’s competence is everybody’s business. We help clients achieve it.

Or explore this section for more information on our public sector work in

Overview: Public Sector Procurement Transformation & Reform
Public Sector Deficit Reduction Report
Overview of this Transformational Strategy
David Noble, CEO CIPS, Foreword
Public Sector Procurement Transformation
Cost Reduction
Category Management
Performance Learning
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