Public Sector Clients & Testimonials


Elutec University Technical College | ICT SLA Development

Mrs R Umerah, Principal “Vicky worked with Elutec, a new university technology college, for two months, supporting us in the development of an ICT SLA.  It was vital for me, as principal, to enable somebody that I could trust…more


Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council | Re-tendering for ICT Service Provider

Sue Johnson, Assistant Director-Financial Services & Corporate ICT “We began the process of re-tendering for our IT provider because our current contract was coming to an end…more


Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council | Procurement ICT Outsourced Service

Alison Hughes, Head of Strategic ICT Partnerships “As a joint venuture with Bolton Metropolian Borough Council, we were looking for assistance with the procurement of an ICT outsourcing arrangement… more


Durham County Council | Revenues & Benefits System Procurement

Ian Ferguson, Revenues & Benefits Manager “The Council needed to procure a replacement Revenues & Benefits system that could drive efficiencies and create a consistent approach across the county. We needed something better than the traditional… more


South Bucks District Council | ICT Managed Services Procurement

Linda Grange, ICT Manager “We worked together with BPG on the procurement of  ICT Managed Services as part of a larger multi procurement project.  They assisted in the procurement exercise… more


Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council | Vendor Performance Review

Lisa Bibby, BSF Strategic Programme Director “BPG is very flexible. We started out with a health check, but this was soon extended, as BPG was very willing to adapt its standard health check to meet our needs… more 


High Peak Borough Council | Finance System Procurement 

David Johnson, Assistant Chief Executive “Best Practice Group has a real impact. I’d encourage any local authority wanting to manage large IT… more


North Cumbria NHS | Contractual Risk Evaluation

Steve Sewell, Head of Informatics “Working with BPG has saved us a lot of time in clarifying contracts, and eliminated many of the grey areas in our contract negotiation… more


Ashfield District Council | Using OJEU Procurement Process

Gareth Bott, Head of Finance & IT “We engaged Best Practice Group to help with a corporate procurement that had no natural lead area… more


Colchester Institute for Higher Education | Multi-site IT Implementation

Jayne Bacon, e-Learning Manager “When I first moved to the Colchester Institute, I was put in charge of a set of contracts I didn’t feel were delivering… more


Blaby District Council | New Finance System Procurement

Jon Warlow, Interim Head of Finance “Blaby is not looking just to buy a new financial system, we are looking at modernising… more


Thames Valley University (CIPS qualification) | Procurement Knowledge Share

Eugene Madejski, Professor of Advanced Procurement Studies “Having met the BPG team at a Conference, I could see the benefit of sharing their knowledge with my students… more


Devon & Cornwall Constabulary | IT System Contract Assessment

Alison Wilson, Contracts and Procurement Manager “Best Practice Group has provided the Force with clear, balanced and assessed guidance on the content of critical IT system contracts… more


North East Derbyshire District Council | System Procurement & Implementation Project Management

Mike Goodwin, Chief Executive “BPG has helped North East Derbyshire District Council in many different ways.  First, we asked them to undertake a Preliminary Risk Assessment… more


Blaby District Council | Procurement Process Workshops

Tembane Msipia, Systems Accountant “I think BPG’s Preliminary Risk Assessment workshops should be mandatory… more


Derbyshire Dales District Council | Getting IT Project Back On Track

Catherine Leddy, Director of Corporate Resources “We have had excellent advice and practical assistance from BPG in relation to a complex and substantial IT implementation… more


Houses of Parliament | Procurement Strategy

Nicola Woods, Director of e-Transformation, Parliamentary ICT “In order to build generic awareness of the benefits and risks of the OJEU Competitive Dialogue procurement process… more


Brighton & Hove City Council | Social Care & NHS Integration Contract Review

Neil Roberts, Head of Information Systems “In order to meet a very demanding Social Care and NHS systems integration requirement for adult services… more


Derbyshire Dales District Council | Constructing ICT Contract & Objectives

Mary Fairman, Assistant Solicitor “Would I recommend other Councils use BPG? Yes, and I’m not just saying that… more


Hillingdon London Borough Council | Mentoring Support

Derek Walker, Assistant Head of ICT “I’m more than ready to recommend Best Practice Group. Any public-sector organisation will have contract… more


Somerset County Council | Improving Exisiting Vendor Contract Management

Kevin Nacey, Head of Finance “Even when you think you have a good relationship with your systems supplier, are you sure you’re getting the best deal you could get?… more


Derbyshire Dales District Council | Problematic Project Evaluation

Phil Colledge, Head of Finance “The most important things BPG gave us were expertise and perspective… more


Hillingdon Borough Council | Complex Project Risk Assessment

Beth Hague, Corporate ICT “BPG’s approach is radically different to traditional government procurement. It’s about… more


Change Delivery Limited (Advisors to the Houses of Parliament) | Contract Renegotiation & Management Advisory Services

Neil Roberts, Managing Director “As an independent organisational change consultant, my work always involves some element of contractual review… more


North East Derbyshire District Council | Revenues & Benefits System Procurement

Mike Goodwin, Chief Executive “If you want to be excellent you have to mix with the best. In the past five years we have invested over £5 million in new IT solutions… more


Westminster City Council | Service Contract Review & Improvement Plan

Tony Glew, Chief Information Officer “When the council started to review its provider’s 1500 page service contract we discovered that numerous uncontrolled changes and additions had been made… more


Westminster City Council | Turn Around of Failing ICT Vendor Relationship

Dawn Tumbridge, Interim IT Change Manager “We were not receiving the quality of service that Westminster City Council expected from our ICT provider… more


Kirklees Council | Shared Services Review

Nigel Armitage, Senior Manager for Investigations “The shared service advice has already proven to be extremely valuable and we expect this to continue as our service becomes used by more authorities… more


States of Jersey | Programme Governance

Caroline Hastings, Director of Strategic Procurement “Services were excellent – Delivered a holistic service that took account… more