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CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme:

Globally recognised award

Globally recognised award

Demonstrate how well your function is performing

Keep improving

Keep improving

Supports you to keep rising to new challenges and keep on driving improvement.

Builds competitive edge

Builds competitive edge

Builds competitive edge and drives world-class service delivery.

Build procurement's role

Build procurement's role

Build procurement's role to become fundamental to your organisation's strategic operations.

Maximise control

Maximise control

Helps you to maximise procurement recognition, control and influence.

Attract talent

Attract talent

and develop staff by offering a formal pathway for career progression.

Build morale

Build morale

Engages and empowers your team, building morale.

How does the programme work?

Review

Review

Reviewing procurement and supplier management procedures in targeted detail will highlight where improvements and efficiencies can be made.

Become an influencer

Become an influencer

It will encourage you to question what you do and how you do it, ensuring procurement becomes an essential value driver and organisational influencer.

Standard programme

Standard programme

The Procurement Excellence Programme is split into levels - the Standard programme is about 'what' you do.

Advanced programme

Advanced programme

The Advanced programme is about 'how well' you do it. There are three levels of Advanced award.

CIPS Assessor

CIPS Assessor

You will be assigned your own CIPS assessor; a highly experienced procurement professional who will personally guide you through the process.

5 assessment dimensions

5 assessment dimensions

Assessors support you to collate evidence demonstrating performance against five dimensions of our worldclass standards, common to every business.

360° perceptions survey

360° perceptions survey

At Advanced level, a survey is also carried out with key stakeholders and peers to help you understand and focus on what matters to them.

Submission

Submission

This evidence is submitted to the CIPS Awarding Body to verify the level that has been achieved.

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What our customers say:

BAE Systems

Standard Award

"This award serves as an endorsement of our current practices and will act as a springboard of continuous improvement"

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EDF Energy

Platinum award

The assessment support was excellent. They were always available, provided strong, positive feedback and helped us to keep the team motivated."

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View our register

Take a look at the full list of over 100 organisations that currently hold a Procurement Excellence Programme Award.

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Programme levels:

Standard

Robust

Effective governance - Procurement demonstrates robust, effective governance is in place for supply assurance and compliance.

Silver

Advanced

Proactive business supporter - procurement demonstrates it is moving from being an operational to a managerial function.

Gold

Leading

Strategic value adder - procurement has demonstrated it has a strategic role within the organisation.

Platinum

World class

Strategic value creator - procurement demonstrated it is part of the lifeblood of their organisation, potentially with a seat on the Board.

Over 300 organisations globally have worked with CIPS to achieve a Procurement Excellence Award:

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