Award-winning collaboration approach results in 20% savings in procurement process.
When the regulator fired the starting gun for major infrastructure improvements to be delivered by 2025, Thames Water wanted to get ahead of the crowd with a robust procurement process that would secure the best supply chain partners.
This process had to be based on stronger commitments than traditional, cost-based contractual models.
They worked with JCP to develop a behavioural assessment process that would:
JCP developed an in-depth procurement process based on behavioural assessments to identify the best team for the job based on behaviours and cultural fit as well as best value. The framework was based on securing partners for the new AMP period that would share risk and rewards, and focus on a successful outcome from procurement to planning and delivery.
Specifically the approach:
"JCP have helped us deliver a behavioural procurement process that met this challenge as well as being both robust and speedy. Working collaboratively with us they quickly produced a process that was rated as excellent by both ourselves and the bidders. We look forward to working with JCP in an on-going way as they support our alliance in a way of working that has collaboration at its heart."
"We have procured an option to offer the longest contract term ever awarded by Thames Water. Rather than taking a purely commercial and technical approach, we have focused on behaviour by putting our people and our partners' people through interviews, site visits and workshops. This process has reduced the procurement process from up to 18 months to four and has significantly lowered the cost of bidding for the bidders involved."
Tim Coles, Head of Capital Procurement at Thames Water
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