A Procurement Maturity Assessment is an independent detailed assessment of your procurement activity. It provides you with a bespoke action plan for improvement, a baseline to measure improvements, and benchmark scores against similar organisations. 

What will a PMA+ help you do?

  • Elevate the importance of procurement efficiency and effectiveness to your senior executive team
  • Make use of valuable reporting insights to show improvement over time, your position in the sector, and a clear improvement pathway
  • Drive qualitative input and engage with senior stakeholders including Finance Directors and decision-makers behind major purchases in Estates, ICT, HR and all key areas of spend
  • Provide your Audit Committee with the assurance that your institution is meeting sector benchmarks and performing both effectively and efficiently
  • Demonstrate to the Office for Students that procurement best practice is delivering value to your institution and its beneficiaries including improving the focus on ethical and responsible procurement
  • Save time with a streamlined question set and Office 365 evidence submission platform that improves the process without compromising rigour

What’s new to the PMA+?

  • Greater focus on Responsible Procurement and sustainability, allowing procurement to be an integral part of your university’s sustainability plans, and prioritising responsible procurement as part of your longer-term goals
  • Engage with your senior university stakeholders using the PMA+ to facilitate closer working relationships and aligned priorities across the wider organisation
  • Encouraging procurement to play a full commercial leadership role across your university and the wider sector, with improved PMA+ reporting to demonstrate your impact and support delivery of the corporate and procurement strategy
  • Streamlined and remote delivery processes, making it quicker and easier to gather evidence that supports the PMA+ scoring

SUPC is committed to helping our members and the wider sector improve procurement efficiency and embed responsible procurement best practice into ambitious sustainability plans. For more information about how we can support you, get in touch with our procurement specialists at supc@reading.ac.uk or start the conversation here.

Quote from Martin Satchwell, Head of Procurement at De Montfort University that reads: The PMA+ delivered a clear action plan for functional development. It meant we invested in the right activities to deliver the greatest impact for our team, the institution and ultimately, our students
SUPC’s updated PMA+, now with a greater focus on responsible procurement and sustainability.