PROVANTAGE PROCUREMENT

Your Independent Procurement Specialists.
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WHAT PROVANTAGE CAN DO FOR YOU

With organisations typically spending up to 50% of revenues with their suppliers, a professional procurement approach is a key component of survival in today’s business environment. Reductions in procurement costs flow directly to the bottom line.
We facilitate the cost reduction, supplier risk and sustainability agenda by providing decades of expertise across the direct and indirect portfolio of expenditure, including drains-up spend reviews, supplier audits, Category Management, opportunity analysis and of course helping your tendering and contracting – including full Supplier and Contract Management once your contracts are running.

ORGANISATIONS WE WORK WITH

Almost all organisations in any market or any sector will have the same Indirect – or Operational costs. These traditionally tend to be those areas that keep the business running, regardless of what the service or goods that are the end product are. These usually include Fleet, Utilities, Facilities Management, IT, Telephony, Temporary Staff, Print, (internal and outsourced) and so on. We have decades of experience in these fields and have placed many millions of pounds of Contracts.
With over 100 years Procurement experience we have worked with stakeholders in the public and private sector, in Not For Profit, care, manufacturing, production, food, electronics, distribution, warehousing, residential services, leisure, education and many, many more..

SERVICES WE PROVIDE

Effective procurement isn’t just about getting a lower price – it also means sourcing the right supplier for your organisation, making sure the commercial specification captures all the potential risks and costs, protecting your organisation’s brand and reputation, ensuring contracts are properly implemented and rolled out once let, robust supplier management through the contract life and so on. We don’t provide a one-size-fits-all solution – instead we offer a bespoked and tailored service to best suit your needs. At ProVantage we can address all your spend and contract issues from the top down. Partnering with us offers you a simple, effective, and highly cost-efficient way of dealing with every day cost-management decisions that can be turned on and off as demand requires.

ORGANISATIONS WE WORK WITH

Almost all organisations in any market or any sector will have the same Indirect – or Operational costs. These traditionally tend to be those areas that keep the business running, regardless of what the service or goods that are the end product are. These usually include Fleet, Utilities, Facilities Management, IT, Telephony, Temporary Staff, Print, (internal and outsourced) and so on. We have decades of experience in these fields and have placed many millions of pounds of Contracts.
With over 100 years Procurement experience we have worked with stakeholders in the public and private sector, in Not For Profit, care, manufacturing, production, food, electronics, distribution, warehousing, residential services, leisure, education and many, many more..

BROKERS

Over the years Insurance providers – Brokers or direct insurers have offered many different incentives to try to increase customer loyalty or make their product more attractive for new prospects – gifts, vouchers, loyalty rewards and so on. By helping your customers save more money annually than their insurance premium will ever be,  ProVantage can make your product effectively free. There’s no charge to you and no fees to your customer.

Charities

The current recession has made generating funds increasingly difficult so when it comes to spend, charities need to make every penny count. ProVantage can help by offering a free detailed spend review to help identify opportunities to make savings.

Schools

Most Bursars or school Business Managers realise that they need a greater focus on getting better value for the school’s Indirect spend but don’t have the resources to spare. We can provide the resource for your budget holders enabling you to focus on your core activities.

Hospicies

With grants harder to come by and falling levels of legacy donations right across the charities sector with people living longer through the most expensive part of their lives, UK hospices and residential care need to maximise the effectiveness of their working capital.

Other Industries

With over a century’s Procurement experience we’ve worked with stakeholders in NFP, care, manufacturing, production, food, electronics, distribution, warehousing, residential services, leisure, education and many, many more.

OUR CORE SERVICES AREAS

We use our extensive experience and knowledge to negotiate with approved suppliers, then work with you to plan and deliver either a full business cost reduction strategy or focus on lowering specific key overheads.

A number of the bigger-ticket cost areas for organisations are common to almost all – being Indirect spends they’re not core business activities but without them the organisations wouldn’t be able to run. As these often account for up to 50% of the revenue they’re a significant element of overhead but because they’re non-core are frequently given much less focus than the core business. Typically these will include many of…..

AGENCY & TEMP STAFF

Over the last decade or so we’ve seen a major shift in the way that organisations take on temporary staff. Until then the approach was the direct-hire, where managers liaise directly with Agencies.

BIOMASS

Renewable energy for businesses is a very quickly expanding market, and with the Ofgem incentives on offer to  reduce carbon footprints, give customers an opportunity to create additional,  guaranteed income streams.

BID WRITING

Too many companies, particularly smaller businesses, miss out on the opportunities to win contracts from the public sector simply due to a lack of understanding about the process or the resources to commit to the application.

FACILITIES

Whether you’re considering Outsourcing FM or it’s something you’ve done for years, our experience means you can improve efficiencies and quality and implement defined Planned Maintenance Programmes going forwards.

PRINT & PRINT MANAGEMENT

There are some misconceptions that Print Management just adds costs as a ‘middleman’ but, in fact, the opposite is true. Print management can actually have positive impacts on the bottom line.

TELECOMS

Since the deregulations of themarket in the 1980s, and as new technologies have been entering the market, telecom providers in the UK have mushroomed. We work with one of the countries leading independent specialists to meet your needs.

UTILITIES

We work extensively with two of the countries leading independent Energy procurement brokers & will discuss your particular needs and recommend the strategy that best works for your business. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach.

VEHICLE & FLEET MANAGEMENT

We understand the needs and complexities of different fleets. Effective management will give you the visibility and analysis to keep your vehicles running in a cost efficient manner whilst protecting the employer from drivers’ liability.

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The Old School House,
3a Leckhampton Rd,
Cheltenham, Glos,
GL53 0AX

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