There are a number of ways in which you may find out there is a need to purchase some goods or services:
- a specific requirement is identified, in which case is it necessary to ensure that the need is genuine and cannot be satisfied in some other way
- a review of historical payments to a supplier, group of suppliers may suggest that there is a need
- to investigate and formalise the procurement process with a view to obtaining improved terms and value for money
- to consider the suitability of the area of expenditure for a co-ordinated procurement either within the institution itself, with other local institutions or at consortia or national level.
For further information, see
- Use of IBIS for expenditure analysis
- Identification of need for goods and services
- Identify the appropriate competitive process
- Commodity Arrangements
A risk assessment is provided.
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