Stage 1 – Contact
Depending on the scope of the work involved, we’ll either discuss everything over the phone, or arrange a meeting to find out more about your business and requirements.
Stage 2 – Assess Requirements
Our dedicated team will work closely with you to confirm your precise needs, and if relevant, provide examples of how we’ve helped similar organisations. At this stage we’ll probably ask you for invoice data from existing suppliers.
Stage 3 – Financial Audit
IPA will take you through a comprehensive financial audit, benchmarking what you spend with existing suppliers against IPA’s supplier roster. We offer a single and multi-site tendering service based either on price or specific needs. We will then either ask suppliers to quote based on a typical shopping basket – or for larger pieces of work, we’ll invite suppliers to a presentation where we give them a detailed brief to respond to.
Wherever possible, we’ll try to retain relationships with your existing suppliers whereby they offer you a better deal. If savings with alternative suppliers are significant, we’ll help you assess the pros and cons of switching.