APS  Partnership

Commercial and Project Specialists

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Commercial partners

APS provide commercial expertise that enables clients to tackle the pressures of operating in today’s commercial environment.  Our experience in identifying opportunity, capturing value and then delivering the benefits has been successful across central government and large private sector organisations.

Commercial Transformation

  • The complexities of an organisation adapting to changing commercial structures is a challenge for any organisation.  APS have a successful track record of assisting organisations during this emotive and technically challenging period.  We work with senior management teams to breathe life in to one dimensional strategy documents; to work out how best to deliver and demonstrate value and improved commercial capability. Our services include:  
  • Improved commercial capability
  • Assessment of data and reporting (procurement pipelines)
  • Market intelligence to strengthen pre-procurement activity
  • Procurement assurance for major projects
  • Contract management excellence
  • Demonstration of savings, value-for-money and improved commercial outcomes

Procurement

  • Procurement teams often lack the resource to review their supply chain and achieve the best value for money from their existing contracts.  Subsequently contracts roll over and opportunities to deliver savings are over looked. APS have undertaken contract reviews and negotiated significant savings for clients, generated a return that has substantially exceed the investment. Our services include:   
  • Spend analytics and development of procurement pipelines
  • Commercial contract review and identifying opportunities for savings and performance improvements 
  • Commercial strategy development and supply chain management
  • ​Commercial negotiations delivering significant savings

Commercial and Contract Management

  • Procurement teams often lack the resource to review their supply chain and achieve the best value for money from their existing contracts.  Subsequently contracts roll over and opportunities to deliver savings are over looked. APS have undertaken contract reviews and negotiated significant savings for clients, generated a return that has substantially exceed the investment. Our services include:   
  • Spend analytics and development of procurement pipelines
  • Commercial contract review and identifying opportunities for savings and performance improvements 
  • Commercial strategy development and supply chain management
  • ​Commercial negotiations delivering significant savings

Programme and Project Management

  • Managing complex programmes and delivering multi-disciplinary projects requires the right people. Through our consultants and associate network, we are able to offer a broad range of capability including:  

  • Management of Programmes and Projects in Rail, ITC, Defence, Estates, Health and others
  • Programme Management Office and support functions
  • Project Planning 
  • ​Cost Management
  • Specialist expertise in delivering Rail Franchising Projects

Value Creation

  • Procurement professionals, who traditionally measure their effectiveness by savings, will sooner or later face the problem of depletion of suppliers' resources and loss of their motivation for further cooperation.  APS work with partners to conduct deep supply chain analysis, audits and optimise business models.

Governance and Assurance

  • Developing and implementing bespoke policies and procedures that deliver quality assurance and best practice into operations. We have experience of working with private and public sector clients, delivering:  


  • Bespoke procurement manuals and procedures
  • Bespoke policies that reflect the values and behaviours of our clients
  • Procurement assurance of major procurement projects
  • Contract management assurance
  • Audit and health check of procurement departments