OJEU Frameworks

We work in collaboration with public sector teams to support them throughout the complete procurement process in accordance with the various OJEU frameworks that exist. This is the basis upon which most public bodies in the United Kingdom have to operate controlled procurement legislation where expenditure exceeds a certain threshold. Currently, this is circa. 200,000 Euros.

There are four key procedures under the OJEU legislation. These are:

  • Open
  • Restricted
  • Competitive Dialogue
  • Negotiated

Whilst most public sector organisations have teams that are very familiar in using both the Open and Restricted procedures, we find their experience in the use of Negotiated procedure and GPS (formerly OGC) Competitive Dialogue to be more limited. These procedures can be very complex to operate but are often far more effective in securing desired outcomes. All of the above are areas in which we can share our knowledge and add significant value to your existing procurement, legal, ICT and business teams.

If you are involved in any organisational change, using Competitive Dialogue for the procurement of professional services advice and technology will benefit you significantly. This is because of its inherent flexibility. If you use the procedure skilfully (as opposed to its vanilla form) in the appropriate manner, Competitive Dialogue significantly reduces risk and increases the chances of you being able to effectively procure major programmes of work in the most competitive fashion.

When using Competitive Dialogue in conjunction with our ACCELERATE methodology, the benefits to your organisation will increase significantly. You will reduce procurement timescales and save significant costs.

ACCELERATE complements Competitive Dialogue and goes much further to mitigate risks and to manage down stream partner relationships through implementation and introduce reliable on-going operations. The adoption of both will allow you and your prospective services partner to operate appropriate due diligence on each other to ensure you formulate your requirements correctly, evaluate capability appropriately and create a successful long term working relationship in the true meaning of ‘partnership’.

Results you can expect are :

  • successful implementation to time and budget
  • realisation of anticipated business objectives, KPIs and business benefits
  • trusted and stable on going relationships with strategic partners and their supporting sub-partners
  • no illegitimate scope and cost creep
  • control over legitimate scope and cost creep
  • reduction in your total cost of ownership
  • reduced risk of legal challenge from unsuccessful bidders.

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