Local Government Procurement
Tight financial constraints leave local authorities with a difficult balancing act between ensuring good quality public services and delivering efficiency gains (taken as cashable savings or resources redeployed to frontline services). In addition, policy reform and changes in public service delivery require increasing reliance on strategic partnerships and engagement with community organisations to design and deliver public services.
PROACTIS works with a large number of unitary and metropolitan authorities and local district councils to help transform their procurement operations, improve efficiencies and deliver cash releasing savings. PROACTIS is proven to enhance procurement capacity and management of key supply markets by applying best-practice tools and techniques that ensure value for money and compliance.
Unitary and metropolitan authorities and local district council customers include: Bristol City Council, Leeds City Council, City of London, North Yorkshire County Council, Scottish Borders Council and a number of shared services platforms.
Challenges for Local Government
Some of the challenges our solutions help to address include:
- Expenditure analysis
- Automating procurement processes
- Better commissioning of services
- Addressing purchasing policy adherence
- Engagement with the local supply base
- Contract regulations and compliance
- Procurement for large, complex services
- Reducing costs and paper in Accounts Payable
- Sustainable procurement
PROACTIS Spend Control & eProcurement
PROACTIS spend control and eProcurement solutions help Finance and Procurement professionals leverage finite resources to meet the policy and commercial requirements of best value, ultimately redirecting time and money back to the core task of providing frontline, citizen-focused services:
- Supplier Management
- Sourcing & Tenders
- Contract Management
- Catalogue Management
- Invoice Receipt
- Invoice Matching
- Employee Expenses