Contract Procurements

CMG procurement strategy is structured to increased profitability, improved productivity and business dexterity, streamlined operations and increased competitiveness among others.

Our team possess the knowledge in the procurement process. CMG consultants are accomplished in helping clients find solutions to their most intractable problems. CMG solutions incorporates; creativity, resourcefulness and the innovation that is required to achieve the goal set forth for the Client and Professional. Our procurement consulting services portfolio supports the full range of our clients’ needs and anticipates future growth in the industries. Listed below are CMG process for Professionals:

CMG 12-Step Process:

  • Requirements & Identification
  • Delivery Method
  • Planning and Strategy Development
  • Requisition Processing
  • Solicitation Documents Preparation and Publication
  • Pre-bid/proposal/ Meeting and Site Visit
  • Bid/proposal Submission and Opening
  • Bid/proposal Evaluation
  • Contract Award Recommendation
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Contract Award
  • Contract Fulfillment

There are phases of Contract Procurements. Knowing them is just the beginning.

Phase 1: Need Recognition
The business must know it needs a new product, whether from internal or external sources. The product may be one that needs to be reordered, or it may be a new item for the company.

Phase 2 : Specific Need
The right product is critical for the company. Some industries have standards to help determine specifications. Part numbers help identify these for some businesses. Other industries have no point of reference. The company may have ordered the product in the past. If not, then the business must specify the necessary product by using identifiers such as color or weight.

Phase 3 : Source Options
The business needs to determine where to obtain the product. The company might have an approved vendor list. If not, the business will need to search for a supplier using purchase orders or research a variety of other sources such as magazines, the Internet or sales representatives. The company will qualify the suppliers to determine the best product for the business.

Phase 4: Price and Terms
The business will investigate all relevant information to determine the best price and terms for the product. This will depend on if the company needs commodities (readily available products) or specialized materials. Usually, the business will identify three suppliers before it makes a final decision.

Phase 5: Purchase Order
The purchase order is used to buy materials between a buyer and seller. It specifically defines the price, specifications, terms and conditions of the product or service; and any additional obligations.

Phase 6: Delivery
The purchase order is delivered by various methods; mail, hand delivery, fax, email or other electronic means. Sometimes the specific delivery method is specified in the purchasing documents. The recipient then acknowledges receipt of the purchase order. Both parties keep a copy on file.

Phase 7: Expediting
Expedition of the purchase order addresses the timeliness of the service or materials delivered. It becomes especially important if there are any delays. The issues most often noted include payment dates, delivery times and work completion.

Phase 8: Receipt and Inspection of Purchases
Once the sending company delivers the product, the recipient accepts or rejects the items. Acceptance of the items obligates the company to pay for them.

Phase 9: Invoice Approval and Payment
Industry standards suggest, three documents match when an invoice requests payment – the invoice itself, the receiving document and the original purchase order. The agreement of these documents provides confirmation from both the receiver and supplier. Any discrepancies must be resolved before the recipient pays the bill. Usually, payment is made in the form of cash, check, bank transfers, credit letters or other types of electronic transfers.

Phase 10: Record Maintenance
In the case of audits, the company must maintain proper records. These include purchase records to verify any tax information and purchase orders to confirm warranty information. Purchase records reference future purchases as well.

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