My experiences working in the public sector

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I have been involved in procurement processes for finance systems that have taken from two weeks to four months and which have resulted in the successful selection of a system that is fit for purpose.

Where selecting systems you need to consider as far as possible how future proof the chosen system is for the organisation that is selecting it. You also need to consider aspects such as the organisation’s infrastructure, interfaces needed to bring in information from other systems, resources to run and maintain the system, along with go-live dates and external support required to assist you in this process.

Having procured finance systems in both the public and private sectors there are a number of differences in the two approaches taken:

In the public sector various frameworks are followed that are designed to assist in deriving value for money. During the procurement process and through utilising a recognised framework the same information is distributed to all parties to the process. Response dates and guidance as to how to compete in the process are also included in information distributed along with the expected contractual value.

In the Private sector Value for Money can and is be delivered through the careful selection of systems to be considered, a beauty parade of suppliers, and the subsequent negotiation of a final price and delivery date with the selected supplier.

We are here to help and guide you through this process as required and will endeavour to address any questions that you may have in this respect.

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Graham Richardson's picture

I have been involved in procurement processes for finance systems that have taken from two weeks to four months and which have resulted in the successful selection of a system that is fit for purpose.

Where selecting systems you need to consider as far as possible how future proof the chosen system is for the organisation that is selecting it. You also need to consider aspects such as the organisation’s infrastructure, interfaces needed to bring in information from other systems, resources to run and maintain the system, along with go-live dates and external support required to assist you in this process.

Having procured finance systems in both the public and private sectors there are a number of differences in the two approaches taken:

In the public sector various frameworks are followed that are designed to assist in deriving value for money. During the procurement process and through utilising a recognised framework the same information is distributed to all parties to the process. Response dates and guidance as to how to compete in the process are also included in information distributed along with the expected contractual value.

In the Private sector Value for Money can and is be delivered through the careful selection of systems to be considered, a beauty parade of suppliers, and the subsequent negotiation of a final price and delivery date with the selected supplier.

We are here to help and guide you through this process as required and will endeavour to address any questions that you may have in this respect.

By Graham Richardson