Head of Procurement (Works) 58 views


The Parliamentary Procurement and Commercial Service (PPCS) ensures that both the House of Commons and the House of Lords obtain the goods, services and construction works required to allow them to carry out their vital work.  Parliament procures major and complex Works, ICT, Catering, Library Services, Human Resources and a wide range of other goods and services in a public sector context requiring the highest standards of compliance and value for money. This post is at the heart of the team, making sure that the commercial tools, processes and templates needed are available to deliver compliant procurement for and on behalf of the Strategic Estates department, providing procurement advice and business support and assisting Director of PPCS in delivering his role and links to the wider House of Lords.

The Role

  1. To provide expert procurement advice in relation to Works contracts including construction and related project, cost, design and other services
  2. To provide deep subject matter expertise on the choice of procurement routes and of NEC contract options including authoring bespoke contracts where appropriate
  3. To manage major procurements throughout the procurement cycle i.e. getting involved in early discussions about service delivery options, writing the procurement strategy and seeking endorsement, assisting in specification development, developing incentivisation plans, risk management, conducting tenders and ensuring effective contract and change management is in place on an ongoing basis.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience of working in the field of Works procurement in a strategic management and delivery role; the postholder will need to be a recognised procurement professional with a track record of understanding, influencing and applying best practice in public procurement and will need to “hold their own” and have credibility with procurement colleagues and the wider business on both complex and routine purchasing and market testing matters.
  • A thorough understanding on NEC terms and able to advise on the advantages and disadvantages of the various procurement options available.
  • Detailed knowledge of compliance requirements associated with public sector procurement regulations and EU procurement directives

More information can be found in the job description.

Closing date: 19th February 2020

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