Australasia Press Release: Procurement Australia celebrate procurement excellence award from CIPS

CIPS 23 November 2018

Procurement Australia, the public-owned body sourcing for public and private sector organisations has been recognised for Procurement by CIPS Australasia (The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) - the largest global professional body for procurement and supply management. 

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. Procurement Australia achieved the standard award demonstrating robust and effective governance and procurement processes. 

Australasia Press Release: Procurement Australia celebrate procurement excellence award from CIPS

Procurement Australia is a membership body that includes local government, water authorities, higher education institutions, statutory authorities, library institutions, not-for-profit and other entities. They provide services such as professional tendering and contract services, advisory, consulting and provision brokering services.

The Procurement Excellence Programme is a globally-recognised award demonstrating how well organisations are performing with their procurement and supply chain activities. The award drives regular improvements, building a competitive edge and builds procurement’s role as a fundamental part of an organisation’s business and strategy.

Brendan Hoare, Director Strategic Sourcing from Procurement Australia said: “Procurement is the engine room of our business. Our procurement processes were already public sector compliant so we wanted them to be internationally-recognised too.

“Achievement of the CIPS Procurement Excellence Standard is a detailed, thorough and robust process that is very rewarding, both personally and for the company. I was one that required a time investment of over two years as we prepared for and proceeded through the different stages.

“Reputation and legitimacy are major drivers for us and for the customers that choose us. With increased global competition and more need for regulatory compliance we needed new tools and techniques to remain relevant in world business.”

Alan Martin, CIPS Head of Procurement Excellence said, “We are delighted that Procurement Australia  has gone through the programme, developed new learning and succeeded in completing this rigorous route looking at people, processes and policies.

“The PEP award means that the organisation can feel more confident and are more equipped to cope with the significant challenges in the global marketplace.”

Procurement Australia also cited other advantages of completing the programme, including staff development, a reduction in the risk profile and has raised the profile of the procurement team in the organisation and the added value they can bring.

For more information about CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme, click here

For further information contact:

CIPS - Trudy Salandiak
Tel: +44 1780 761576

CIPS Australasia - Giovanni Ferrante
Tel: +613 9629 6000

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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About Procurement Australia 

For the last 30+ years, we’ve been helping Australian businesses (big and small, public and private) get what they need by quickly, easily and expertly connecting people with companies, buyers with sellers and needs with solutions.


Pictured L-R Mark Lamb - GM- CIPS Asia Pacific, Joe Arena - CEO Procurement Australia, Brendan Hoare - Director of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Australia and Gordon Donovan FCIPS - CIPS PEP Assessor

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