IBIS is a model designed to help institutions measure, and thereby improve, the effectiveness of their procurement function in terms of value for money and risk reduction through:
- The identification of the importance of procurement in terms of the institution's total expenditure
- The use of good contracts with good suppliers
- Having a Procurement Office that provides a high quality, economical service
IBIS provides a host of management information on procurement activities in a form that enables the Head of Procurement and others to make well-informed decisions on the day-to-day management of the institution's procurement activities. The management information is ideal for
- Assessing the level of professional procurement influence over the institution's non-pay expenditure (both in total and by commodity)
- Assessing the how the suppliers are selected by monitoring the different types of procurement arrangements used
- Helping to determine new commodity areas to be subjected to competition
- Helping to review compliance with existing framework arrangements and contracts
- Benchmarking within the institution, to monitor year on year progress and improvements
- Benchmarking against other similar institutions to gain knowledge of best practices nationally and to use that knowledge to make further improvements
- Inclusion in annual and other reports, and for presentations and training
The IBIS Model is available for download along with a manual for using it.
When you open the live model for the first time, you have to enter your institution's name and reference number, you can add any number at this point. You will not be able to revisit this screen later.