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BAE Systems achieves platinum award for procurement excellence

CIPS 21 November 2019

BAE Systems Australia was this week recognised for business excellence by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply – the largest global professional body in the world for procurement and supply management.

This is the first time that an Australian defence company has been recognised by CIPS. 

The CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme is an in-depth assessment process that measures an organisation’s effectiveness in procurement and supply management against CIPS world-class standards.

BAE Systems Australia was this week recognised for business excellence by the Chartered Institute of procurement & Supply – the largest global professional body in the world for procurement and supply management.


L-R Charlotte Payne MCIPS, Darren Kirkby, Chief Commercial Officer - BAE Australia, Gabby Costigan, CEO of BAE Systems Australia and Cameron Hall at the CIPS Procurement Excellence Advanced Platinum Award presentatation on 21 November 2019 at the BAE Williamstown office. 

This is the first time that an Australian defence company has been recognised by CIPS.

The CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme is an in-depth assessment process that measures an organisation’s effectiveness in procurement and supply management against CIPS world-class standards.

BAE Systems demonstrated procurement senior management interaction in the business and is seen as a function as a core feature for the organisation. Procurement was embedded within the core project team, and aided the drive to encompass the new commercial aspects of the business and its ever-increasing protocols. The project saw its respect by its peers within the organisation grow.

BAE Systems began its Procurement Excellence Platinum journey back in 2016, after successfully achieving the Standard which was one of the best submissions the assessor had seen. 

BAE Systems Australia CEO Gabby Costigan said: “I am delighted to receive this award which is a first in the Australian defence industry.

“It recognises the company’s focus on continuously improving our procurement standards to achieve globally recognised benchmarks that improve our competitiveness.

“It also acknowledges our commitment to developing and maintaining enduring relationships with our Australian supply chain and how we partner with them on some of the biggest and most complex defence and security projects undertaken.”

Sharon Morris, General Manager of CIPS Australasia said, “I’m delighted that such a prestigious organisation such as BAE Systems are developing their procurement teams to such high-levels of competence and working together with other areas of their business.

“This is a particularly rigorous programme, looking at people, processes and policies and to continually achieve such high standards deserves recognition and congratulations.”


L-R Shaun Barrett, Procurement Director, Darren Kirkby, Chief Commercial Officer and Gabby Costigan (centre) CEO of BAE Australia with the Willamstown Procurement Team

BAE Systems currently spends around $395 million annually with around 1500 Australian companies. Some 950 companies pre-qualified for the Hunter Class Frigate Program.


For more information about CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme click here.

For further information contact:

CIPS Australasia – Giovanni Ferrante, Marketing Manager
Tel: +61 3 8611 0320
Email: giovanni.ferrante@cipsa.com.au

CIPS Group - Trudy Salandiak, Public Relations Manager
Tel: +44 1780 761576
Email: trudy.salandiak@cips.org

BAE Systems Australia - Kaye Noske, Media Manager
Tel: +61 8 8480 7574
Email: kaye.noske@baesystems.com

 

About The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global community of over 200,000 in 180 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability. 
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