Demonstrate how well your function is performing
Supports you to keep rising to new challenges and keep on driving improvement.
Builds competitive edge and drives world-class service delivery.
Build procurement's role to become fundamental to your organisation's strategic operations.
Helps you to maximise procurement recognition, control and influence.
and develop staff by offering a formal pathway for career progression.
Engages and empowers your team, building morale.
Reviewing procurement and supplier management procedures in targeted detail will highlight where improvements and efficiencies can be made.
It will encourage you to question what you do and how you do it, ensuring procurement becomes an essential value driver and organisational influencer.
The Procurement Excellence Programme is split into levels - the Standard programme is about 'what' you do.
The Advanced programme is about 'how well' you do it. There are three levels of Advanced award.
You will be assigned your own CIPS assessor; a highly experienced procurement professional who will personally guide you through the process.
Assessors support you to collate evidence demonstrating performance against five dimensions of our worldclass standards, common to every business.
At Advanced level, a survey is also carried out with key stakeholders and peers to help you understand and focus on what matters to them.
This evidence is submitted to the CIPS Awarding Body to verify the level that has been achieved.
"This award serves as an endorsement of our current practices and will act as a springboard of continuous improvement"
The assessment support was excellent. They were always available, provided strong, positive feedback and helped us to keep the team motivated."
Take a look at the full list of over 100 organisations that currently hold a Procurement Excellence Programme Award.
Effective governance - Procurement demonstrates robust, effective governance is in place for supply assurance and compliance.
Proactive business supporter - procurement demonstrates it is moving from being an operational to a managerial function.
Strategic value adder - procurement has demonstrated it has a strategic role within the organisation.
Strategic value creator - procurement demonstrated it is part of the lifeblood of their organisation, potentially with a seat on the Board.