Lean & Capability
Capability development is a key work stream of the Government Procurement reform strategy. We are making investments in the development of people through the provision of cross government training, establishment of common and highly efficient processes for sourcing, and contract & supplier management, based on Lean thinking. This, together with the deployment of enabling technology to support world class procurement operations, will result in a thriving procurement profession with a reputation for delivering excellence.
Lean sourcing is based on a five stage process that sets out the most efficient path for getting from the required business outcome to the award of a contract. Government buyers are required to change the way they plan, manage and deliver procurement projects. More information about LEAN sourcing is available on the Commercial Procurement and Relationships website.
Lean Sourcing - The Standard Solution
The standard solution enables the execution of the Lean sourcing process. It provides a suite of tools that you can use to operate, manage and deliver an effective Lean sourcing process from business need identification and baselining through to the contract award and signature.
Introduction to Capability Development
Improving the capability and confidence of procurement staff will be critical to the successful delivery of the Government Procurement mission. There is an expectation to have a higher percentage of trained, skilled and qualified staff. Government Procurement Service aims to fund the development and costs of improving Government Procurement capability through specific and targeted development programmes, beginning with Lean Sourcing Training. More information about capability initatives is available from the Commercial Procurement & Relationships team.