University Of Brighton Ho P David Davies 270410 V2Presentation Transcript
Interview for Procurement Services Manager University of Brighton
“ Delivering sustainability in an age of public sector spending restraint”
David Davies MCIPS MBIFM BA (Hons )
Tuesday 27 th April 2010
Define what is Sustainable Procurement
How can any potential procurement problems at Brighton University be identified.
How can Brighton University procurement services be improved upon.
How can the procurement services at Brighton University be sustained year on year.
Task 1 Sustainable Procurement “… sustainable procurement is all about taking environmental & social factors into account in procurement decisions. It is about looking at what your products are made of, where they come from & who has made them “ Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
The British standard for sustainable procurement BS 8903
Conduct in-depth review - map data & procurement processes, capture & control spend & generate useful data & control mechanisms
Expert advice & support - colleagues within the Finance dept and other colleagues on all aspects of Sustainable procurement.
Commitment & Understanding - sustainable development & how procurement leverage can
deliver sustainable outcomes.
Task 3 1 of 3
Cost Savings – Delivery in time of Economic restraint
Define – How savings / efficiencies will be made.
Measure – Use of EMM (Hefce)
Analyse – Reduce wastage & Buy smarter
Mitigate Operational Risks
Discuss - KEY stakeholders prioritise areas of:
* Review – ALL non-pay spend 2010-11
* Collaboration – SUPC - £181M Savings £30M – 15%
* Target Savings/Efficiencies – Update 2009-10
Task 3 2 of 3
Advise & support – Staff for acquisition goods & services
* least environmentally damaging
* contribute positively to the development & maintenance of sustainable communities.
* Apply & encourage good business practice.
• Purchasing Strategies -
* Incorporate sustainability in all acquisition strategies for commodities & services.
* Overcome barriers to sustainable methods.
• Tender Process - Improve the sustainability at this stage of purchasing cycle in a pragmatic way.
Task 3 3 of 3 • CSR - Encourage suppliers to develop a practical and proactive approach • Main suppliers - ensure they understand the key sustainable issues so that they can develop their products. • Assist organisations - (including smaller, local and unorthodox enterprises) to understand our procurement processes – competition on equal terms. • Review Risks - impact of products & services with the Sustainability Adviser. • Training - appropriate people to understand sustainable procurement & the options open to them.
Staff should support sustainable procurement by:
Questioning the need for new items .
* Do we really need it? Could we use fewer?
* Can it be borrowed, shared, rented, or the need satisfied in another way?
Drafting specifications that allow recycled, used or innovative items to be acquired, or checking existing specifications are functional and not over-specified;
Operating & disposing of products in an environmentally responsible way, including finding alternative applications or owners;
Applying life-cycle costing in all procurement decisions;
Provide advice - Procurement Services Manager
SUPC Commodity Groups Catering, Computing, Audio Visual Estates Mngt, Cleaning, Furniture Office / Residential , Laboratory, Professional Services , Insurance, Library, Stationery. * Does Brighton use all these Contracts ?