Don’t Prepare For Change, Prepare For Development
Posted on: 12/11/14
‘Councils are being asked to prepare for three “major changes” which will affect the way they procure goods and services’
- Local Government Chronicle, (2014). ‘Major procurement changes ‘will be burdensome and costly’’. Online < http://www.lgcplus.com/news/major-procurement-changes-will-be-burdensome-and-costly/5075740.article> Access Date: 27 October 2014
Unfortunately the news that there is going to be major changes to Councils and their procurement process has not been accepted with open arms in accordance to this article.
We understand that change is a scary concept. Changing the way you work to suit a brought in system that only works one way can be time consuming; training and understanding the ways of the system becomes a burden to the work day and consequently costs the organisation as tasks remain incomplete… At Target we don’t want to make major changes to your work process, we want to improve your work process by making it efficient and cost effective in the long term.
We are currently working with a County Council and installing and developing our Contract Management System: Accord. The system is helping them carry out their tasks more effectively by having a centralised system so that all supplier and contracts data can be accurately accessed, distributed and reported.
From previous enquiries about our system we understand Councils are forever criticised by the public, tested by budgets and challenged by day to day changes in our population, economy and environment; and this year UK County Councils have been reported on ‘wasting millions’ on IT resources.
As a result we offer our software development services to those who don’t want the stress and burden of adapting to a new system; we create and tailor business management systems to meet your requirements and work the way you want it to work.
The article provides evidence that there is a need for change within the procurement process. The better way to look at the announcement of change is to see it as a need to develop.
“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.”
– Albert Einstein
Posted by Olivia Davies