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  • Writer's pictureRobbie Stewart

Professional procurement

Working with your suppliers for the best deal is always a wise move.

If you are working with a number of suppliers, have multiple sites or have a particularly large spend, it may be wiser to get some support from a procurement specialist.

Our friends at Pelican explain why.

8 Key Benefits of Professional Tendering


There are many advantages in using the professional tender process as your procurement method of choice for approaching the market.

Our tendering tips

Below we have included some of the key benefits this process offers:

Due diligence

It can help to provide the best possible value-for-money outcome from procurement activity.


While generating financial savings is important, this shouldn’t be at the detriment of service levels – by incorporating specific service KPIs in the tender documentation, suppliers will be aware of the standards you wish to achieve.


When requesting the market to respond to your tender, it is important to stipulate the quality of products you require – again, via a tender you have the opportunity to evaluate product quality, as well as service and price.

Competitive value

As a number of suppliers compete for the business on offer, the tender process delivers the most competitive value from the marketplace.

Market Awareness

It assists companies in maintaining an understanding of what alternatives are available in the market.


It not only helps to keep current suppliers mindful regarding their terms of service, pricing and quality of products, but it means suppliers submit proposals based on your specific requirements, and not on their own terms.

Best fit

Going to tender is the best way to test your pricing against market pricing. Plus, you can invite best fit suppliers for various categories, whether the need is for national supply or you use local or regional suppliers to suit your business.

Set detailed Service Level Agreements

You establish your key performance indicators, quality standards and service levels at the outset, meaning you are in a better position to negotiate terms as suppliers can see what your needs are from day one.


Pelican Procurement Services

We are a professional procurement and supply chain specialist with over 30 years’ expertise supporting organisations to achieve the best value, quality and service from their food and non-food suppliers for the whole duration of the contract. Our e-procurement system, Pi, delivers back-office efficiencies, budget control and transparency across the entire organisation.

If you would like to chat with us about professional tendering and the benefits it can bring to your organisation, get in touch

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