Joint Purchasing and Resource Sharing Strategy

In Summary

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The Roads Alliance engaged Charles Kendall Australia (CKA) to review and provide recommendations for improving uptake of Joint Purchasing and Resource Sharing (JP&RS) among local councils in Queensland. CKA identified, developed and implemented a wide range of tools and processes to assist in promoting participation and the associated gains in capacity, efficiency and return.

The Challenge

  • Review why JP&RS was not being adopted by councils and develop a toolkit to assist councils with implementation.
  • Identify opportunities and develop pathways for promotion of JP&RS uptake, with the end goal of consolidating purchasing and procurement to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Our Approach

Development of a JP&RS pilot scheme (and later a full toolkit) to deliver:

  • Assessment and opportunity identification within current procurement strategies, processes and skills.
  • Detailed presentation of options, resources and required improvements to achieve and measure potential gains in return, processes, skills and capacity.
  • Recommendations to embed new practices in participating organisations into the future

Outcomes

  • Cost savings through aggregation opportunities.
  • Increased return on investment and value for money from resources.
  • Standardisation of goods and services.
  • Advancement of government priorities.