G-Cloud 10 Award For Positive Purchasing – Now Live on the Digital Marketplace

Positive Purchasing,  the industry leader in providing tools and training to drive procurement transformation across the globe, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 10 (G10) Framework for the supply of cloud-based strategic procurement and negotiation Academies, competency assessment, and specialist training and support services to the UK public sector and arm’s length bodies. The award was made by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), an organization which acts on behalf of the Crown to drive savings for the taxpayer and improve the quality of commercial and procurement activity.

Positive Purchasing’s online Academies are designed to deliver real and sustainable capability uplift for core procurement or negotiation skills. Built around the internationally recognized 5i® Category Management Sourcing, Orchestra of SRM® (Supplier Relationship Management), 5D Power Buying® and Red Sheet® negotiation methodologies, each Academy combines the latest interactive and digital learning technologies with on-demand access to a proven suite of processes, best practice toolkits, templates and resources.

Available on a subscription basis under the fully EU compliant G10 Framework are Buyer’s Toolkit Online, designed to help anyone who buys take control of a deal and deliver results against key spend areas, and Red Sheet Online, a proven negotiation planning tool that will help users boost results, buy better and be more effective in any negotiation. Specialist solutions comprise the Procurement and Supply Chain Academy for the NHS, to equip NHS procurement practitioners with the tools required to meet the efficiency challenge, and Procleus® – the complete strategic procurement academy, toolkit and resource centre for purchasing professionals.

To maximize organizational value from an Academy investment, Specialist Training and Academy Support Services include training workshops and onboarding webinars to support effective transitioning and accelerate learning outcomes from our cloud software services.

To complement its Academies, Positive Purchasing offers a Competency Assessment Online program. This can be used to identify individual or procurement team skills gaps against target competencies or best practice, providing focus for a tailored learning and development plan. Alternatively, a managed program can provide a customized experience to meet organizational needs.

Jonathan O’Brien, CEO of Positive Purchasing, said:

“We are delighted that, yet again, our application for the G-Cloud Framework has been successful. With ongoing pressure on public sector organizations to increase efficiency, reduce price and risk and decrease third party spend, it is vital that procurement practitioners and those who negotiate with stakeholders at all levels have easy access to best practice processes and toolkits. This will not only build confidence in negotiation outcomes but help to secure increased value from their sourcing approach, suppliers and the supply base.”

“With our Competency Assessment Online and Specialist Training and Academy Support Services providing complementary and targeted skills development, our solutions can support the public sector through every step of the journey towards achieving a more effective and capable procurement organization with a reduced cost burden.”

A full description of the services available from Positive Purchasing can be viewed live on the Digital Marketplace here.

For further information about the online Academies, processes and toolkits or specialist cloud services available through the G-Cloud 10 framework, please contact: sales@positivepurchasing.com.

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About Positive Purchasing Ltd.

Founded in 2003, Positive Purchasing are industry leaders in driving procurement transformation across the globe. Combining expert training and tools with effective programs and methods, we help organizations deliver a dramatic improvement in their strategic procurement and negotiation outcomes. The result is lower costs, reduced risk, and ultimately, a performance boost and increased business profitability. Each of our Category Management, Supplier Relationship Management or Buyer’s Toolkit – and specialist Negotiation – programs is built on a unique best practice methodology supported by high-impact learning and development. Available individually or as part of a complete Procurement Transformation, our programs have been implemented successfully in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies spanning multiple industry sectors worldwide.

CEO Jonathan O’Brien is a specialist management consultant with over 27 years’ experience in purchasing. He has worked all over the world helping global blue-chip organizations transform their procurement capability. Jonathan is also author of a trilogy regarded by many as instrumental in defining best practice strategic procurement comprising Category Management in Purchasing, Supplier Relationship Management and the award-winning Negotiation for Procurement Professionals – plus The Buyer’s Toolkit – all published by Kogan Page.   

Website: positivepurchasing.com / www.redsheetnegotiation.com/
Twitter: @Pos_Purchasing / @Red_Sheet 
Facebook: /PositivePurchasing / redsheetnegotiation 
LinkedIn: positive-purchasing / redsheetnegotiation

For further information, images or interviews with Jonathan O’Brien, please contact Ann Bryant on +44 (0) 7801 422159 or ann.bryant@garlandpr.co.uk.
Crown Commercial Service

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) works with both departments and organizations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery.  The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services.

The Crown Commercial Service website can be found here: http://www.gov.uk/ccs

You can follow the CCS on Twitter: @gov_procurement