Range of services offered
Often councils do not have the time or required resources to dedicate to procurement. With this in mind, LGP has a specialised team with over 20 years’ procurement experience in local government and global organisations to provide personalised and customised support to councils in relation to their specific procurement projects. Some of the services offered by the Consulting Team on a very competitive ‘fee for service’ basis are listed below, these include, but are not limited to:
RFx development and facilitation
RFx (e.g. Request for Tender) development and facilitation is LGP’s core business. The LGP Consulting Team has demonstrated experience and working knowledge of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (part 7), Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (s55) and Tendering Guidelines for NSW Local Government 2009. The team’s experience will ensure that each step of the tendering process follows best practice principles of local government procurement. LGP Consulting Team are able to develop and provide all tender related documentation that covers the end-to-end RFx process. The process includes tender documentation, evaluation and probity plans, development of key performance indicators (KPI’s), risk assessments, procurement plans, and recommendation reports. The team can also advise on specifications, contracts, evaluation criteria and weightings.
Probity and audit advice
LGP Consulting Team are able to provide councils with probity advice to minimise risk and avoid scrutiny from the public on procurement processes. The team’s in-depth knowledge of the regulations, legislations, tendering guidelines and resources within LGP provides councils with a high level of probity service. Recommendation reports are provided at the end of the engagement that councils may use for future procurement procedure development.
Review and develop process, policies and procedures
LGP Consulting Team can review organisations procurement policies and documentation providing recommendations leading to improvements, governance and compliance. The team’s impartial approach and understanding of the council’s process and needs allows us to provide well structured solutions customised to each individual council.
The outplacement service is a short term solution for a council that is resource constrained. When engaging LGP Consulting Team as a temporary outplacement solution, councils will acquire procurement professionals that will facilitate daily procurement tasks to best-practice procedures. The aim is to support councils and keep business running as usual.
To meet the council’s evolving needs LGP Consulting Team is able to develop a suite of contract management tools to aid in the implementation and the management of contracts. The team will guide council representatives through contract management aspects such as contract preparation, implementation, compliance, and contractor performance management. LGP Consulting Team enables organisations to move forward with confidence and assurance that robust arrangements are in place, governance requirements are being met and value for money is achieved.
LGP Consulting Team is able to plan and organise the resources necessary to complete a procurement project and/or objective from inception to implementation. This includes planning, execution and coordinating the team, resources and scope of the project.
For more information
Contact the LGP Consulting Team or call 02 8270 8747 or complete the online form below to request a quote for services.