Introducing our new Digital Procurement Consultant…
We are pleased to say that we have a new team member at Advice Cloud, Taiwo Gbadebo!
Tai has over 13 years of strategic procurement experience in both the private and public sector, bringing with him bags of certifications including MCIPS, Agile, Prince 2 and ITIL!
We are very pleased to welcome Tai to Advice Cloud, and to get to know him better we asked him a few questions…
You’ve worked in public sector procurement for a long time, what trends have you noticed?
There is an increase in collaborative procurement now within the public sector and increasing spend visibility for some high performing public sector bodies. However, there is a vast majority of public sector bodies with no clear visibility into their actual spend profile, reactive procurement function, non-existence of structured contract management function, and low competency of the procured product or service.
What impacts have frameworks had on the way the public sector buys its tech?
Frameworks have reduced the time to market, de-risks and standardised the T’s and C’s, increased value for money when effectively used, reduced the risks of challenge and promotes strategic relationships e.g RM1045.
What can the public sector learn from the private sector when it comes to procurement?
Procurement is a value- adding function with professionals having good understanding of the category or product domain, market intelligence, strategic vendor relations management and the need to be at the strategic decision table e.g CPO.
What are you most looking forward to at Advice Cloud?
Having the ability to support most public sector bodies in addressing their procurement challenges, improve the capability within AC in digital procurement and promote the companies ethos.
Thanks Tai, and what a welcome addition you are! 😊