Procurement

We assist at every stage of the procurement process at all levels, whether strategic, tactical or operational.

‘Doing more with less’ is the very epitome of a good procurement strategy.  In practice, however, juggling conflicting priorities and compliance obligations mean that businesses can miss opportunities to create and manage the supplier relationships that have the potential to deliver the greatest value.  

At Starfish, our experienced practitioners provide hands-on support at every stage of the procurement lifecycle.  We use our expertise to execute fit-for-purpose procurement services that reinforce good practice from supplier selection through to dispute resolution.

Our procurement practitioners assist with:

Organisational Planning and Analysis

  • Determining or reviewing procurement operating models and strategies
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Supplier / contract health checks and maturity review
  • Spend analysis and opportunity determination
  • Workload planning, including Strategic Procurement Outlooks and Annual Procurement Plans.

Strategic Procurement

  • Review and assessment of current supply relationships
  • Risk assessment / risk mitigation, including disengagement assessment and planning
  • Sourcing and negotiation strategies.

Supplier Sourcing and Selection

  • Requirements gathering and tender preparation (RFx documentation)
  • Tender evaluation / management / advice / coaching
  • Contract negotiation
  • Probity / oversight / governance.

Engagement and Management

  • Contract implementation and supplier disengagement
  • Supplier management
  • Performance frameworks and monitoring
  • Dispute resolution.

Review

  • Supplier / contract review
  • Market assessment / benchmarking
  • Supply chain review and process efficiency assessment.
Procurement
Starfish was engaged by a large Government Agency to provide a range of Procurement expertise in support of a number of imminent and in-train initiatives.
Procurement Policy Review
A small Crown owned organisation engaged Starfish to undertake a procurement policy review. This organisation had a standing procurement policy and procedure that guided and governed procurement of and expenditure with external suppliers. The policy was scheduled for review.