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Procurement Shared Services

The Procurement Shared Service (PSS) provides specialist procurement support to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to help them secure best value from their procurement activities.  


We specialise in developing procurement expertise, influence and performance within HEIs and Further Education (FE) Colleges.  Working across all areas of procurement development, and aspects of management, our consultancy will enable you to deliver improved procurement efficiency and effectiveness in your institution.


Our experts in public sector procurement can support Brexit readiness, strategy development and implementation, procurement re-organisation, spend analysis, purchase-to-pay system rationalisation and tendering.  Our focus is on delivering measurable results. 



NEW - Click the image below to learn how we can help you identify savings opportunities with our Value for Money (VfM) Procurement Assessment.





“The PSS’s expertise of running tender exercises, producing formal framework documentation and its experience of managing successful client/supplier relationships has been invaluable.  The PSS’s experienced and personable staff provide full and timely responses to our queries and make sure to touch base with us regularly to monitor how we are finding the service provided, which is very welcome.”  


- OfS (formerly HEFCE)



To request a consultation, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0118 935 7081.

PSS is a part of the SUMS Group, which also includes the Southern University Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) and SUMS Consulting - together, we provide solutions to help universities and colleges thrive in today's complex landscape.  We are a not-for-profit and charity.  By working with us, you demonstrate a commitment to building a community of excellence within the Higher Education sector.