Guidance

Lean sourcing: guidance for public sector buyers

A 'standard solution' to help introduce lean sourcing to your organisation and manage the process, with templates and briefing packs.

Documents

Briefing pack: procurement staff

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Briefing pack: policy and project managers

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Procurement route decision tree

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Value stream map: open procedure

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Value stream map: restricted procedure

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Value stream map: competitive dialogue

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Standard operating procedures: open procedure

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Standard operating procedures: restricted procedure

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Standard operating procedures: competitive procedure

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Visual management pack: stakeholder boot camp

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Visual management pack: industry boot camp

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Visual management pack: project performance hub

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Visual management pack: competitive dialogue boot camp

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Visual management template library

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KPI pack

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KPI calculator

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Outline solution template

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Detail

Documents include:

  • the procurement route decision tree - a tool to assist procurement professionals to think through and identify the most appropriate procurement route for the requirement
  • value stream maps (also known as a route maps) - these set out the key stages from the identification of the business need to the award of the contract
  • standard operating procedures (SOPs) - a set of high level desk instructions describing the best known method for carrying out the activities described in the value stream map
  • the visual management template library - all the standard templates that you need to run a lean procurement
  • KPI pack - guidance on key performance indicators (KPIs) for procurement turnaround times, departmental costs, supplier bid costs and resource capability
  • the outline solution template for the competitive dialogue procedure - to send out to suppliers for them to outline their initial proposals and to inform the start of the dialogue