Like all businesses in the global economy, to retain their competitive edge, Procurement Integrity Services Australia (PISA) maintain highly specialised staff with skills and services in core procurement areas, such as contract management, tender development, negotiation and contract development.
On top of this, key PISA staff are trained in the legal complexities associated with tendering and contract management, with a strong staff development focus on advances in Contract Law, Tendering Law (such as the principle from Hughes Aviation and other similar cases), relevant Torts Law (such as Negligence) and relevant legislation (such as the Trade Practices Act).
At PISA, procurement goes beyond maximising immediate savings. Strategic procurement at PISA also involves minimising the holistic risks associated with a procurement process (such as legal exposure for erroneous procurement practices).
Strategic Sourcing Perspective
PISA key staff are members of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), the international representative body for procurement professionals. This entity provides staff with an information gateway to global advances in procurement best practice. Indeed, PISA staff have won CIPS awards in procurement best practice such as the 2006 WA Region CIPS Essay Competition.
In addition to professional membership, PISA key staff are sourced from the Private Sector and Local, State and Commonwealth public sector procurement areas. Therefore PISA have adopted and fused the best practice procedures from both domestic and international arenas to develop their procurement policies.
Even so, the variety of procurement experience has given staff the ability to quickly adapt to a client's internal procurement procedures if necessary.
Corporate Social Responsibility
PISA staff are also conscious that the costs associated with a purchase may sometimes exceed the immediate dollar costs incurred by the purchasing organisation. PISA understands that in certain situations, the evaluation of value for money needs to also consider the social and environmental impacts associated with that purchase.
Therefore, at PISA we not only provide clients with the certainty of achieving the best buy for a good/service by managing the provision of that good/service in the most effective and efficient manner, we also provide clients with the peace of mind that the legal risks associated with a purchase are minimised.
Through maximising savings and minimising risk, PISA's specialised procurement expertise WILL add value to your organisation's business.