Changes to Procurement and Tendering Processes

To some extent the present system could be regarded as not achieving its objectives and to stifling innovation. When a tender or procurement process is instigated it contains a prescriptive detail of the service required and the method of delivery. This means that alternative ideas are not put forward which could result  in cost savings and a better customer service.

If the initiating Department is aware of the costs of providing the proposed service, and the pricing it anticipates, then why not simply provide a broad-brush description and invite expressions of interest detailing how the service would be delivered, the added value it brings and the costings incurred. This might result in consortia working, an innovative product and improved dialogue between the Department and the provider.

Whilst acknowledging and subscribing to the need for best value an approach such as outlined could be more productive and cost effective.


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by MelindaIOMGov on May 16, 2017 at 03:01PM

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  • Posted by MelindaIOMGov May 16, 2017 at 15:03


    In defining the service and its delivery perhaps the Impact Networking principals and processes which have been used effectively by the third sector could be applied. In the present economic climate there is considerable impetus for such an approach which in simple terms looks at the overall product or service required, breaks it down into the component parts and then identifies who is best placed to deliver each component.
    All services in their delivery should consider that a consortia or partnership approach might not only be proportionate and appropriate but more cost effective.
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