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Public Procurement Consultant

Posted 26 May 2024
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3 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Company description

Sia Partners is a specialist Management Consulting firm created in 1999 and has grown into a global firm with approximately 3000 employees and annual revenue exceeding $400m. Our culture is strongly orientated towards high-quality expertise and delivering excellent results and outcomes for our clients, which include a wide range of multinational companies. Our global presence and our expertise in more than 40 sectors and services allows us to accompany clients worldwide. Using innovative technologies such as our own in-house apps, social networks, and digital tools, we provide a truly integrated global service.

Through Consulting for Good, we put our expertise at the service of our clients' climate objectives and make sustainable development a performance lever for our clients. Our portfolio of offerings is cross-sectors and 17 % of our revenue is generated from engagements with a CSR focus.

Job description

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Public Procurement Consultant to join our team. The ideal candidate will provide expert guidance and support in public procurement processes and public tenders, ensuring compliance with regulations, efficiency, and best practices. If you have a deep understanding of procurement laws and a track record of successful consultancy in the public sector, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Key Responsibilities:

Procurement Strategy:

  • Collaborate with government agencies and both public as private organizations to develop effective procurement strategies.
  • Assess current procurement processes and recommend improvements to enhance efficiency and transparency.
  • Develop and implement public procurement strategies aligned with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Conduct market research and analyse procurement needs to identify potential suppliers.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate (public) procurement methods and processes.
  • Manage procurement timelines and budgets to ensure efficient and effective procurement activities.

Procurement Policy Development and Regulatory Compliance

  • Monitor and enforce compliance with procurement policies and procedures.
  • Stay up-to-date on changes in public procurement laws, regulations, best practices,...
  • Advise clients on compliance requirements and help them navigate complex regulatory frameworks.
  • Work together with legal department to ensure compliance to current and upcoming legal regulations and legislation.

Public Procurement Tenders:

  • Have understanding of different tendering procedures applicable in the public tendering environment.
  • Assist clients in drafting comprehensive requests for public tenders according to public procurement regulations.
  • Draft list of requirements for public tenders.
  • Write proposal specific weighted evaluation, selection & awarding criteria.
  • Evaluate and select suppliers based on meeting the selection criteria (if 2-step procedure is applicable)
  • Evaluate and award contract to supplier(s) based on the weighted scoring on the awarding criteria.
  • Review and evaluate vendor proposals and provide recommendations for vendor selection.
  • Draft list of KPIs and SLAs in order to perform contract management.

Vendor Relations:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and vendors.
  • Monitor vendor performance and address any issues or disputes that may arise.

Training and Capacity Building:

  • Conduct training sessions and workshops for client staff to enhance their procurement knowledge & skills and increase the organization’s procurement maturity level.
  • Provide guidance on procurement best practices and techniques.

Qualifications

  • Master degree in applied economics/law/engineering/computer science/statistics/econometrics/…
  • 3 to 6 years’ experience within a consultancy firm or governmental institution
  • Knowledge in public tendering procedures (including strategies, obligations, rules, obligations and threshold amounts).
  • Outstanding team player and good communication skills
  • Analytical mind, exploring options and able to synthesize into conclusions
  • Autonomous, dynamic, result oriented, rigorous and committed
  • Language skills: fluent in Dutch and English. French is a plus.
  • A plus would be; Prepared to participate in temporary assignments abroad (e.g. Belgium, France,..)
  • A plus would be; knowledge of Belgian and international legislation

Sia Partners is a unique management consulting firm composed of passionate consultants who are able to drive business changes among our customers. Through unparalleled industry expertise, we are delivering superior value and tangible results for our clients.

Management Consulting
Amsterdam
Active in 16 countries
50 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 30 years