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Barony Strategic Commissioning and Operational Procurement Services

Barony has a long history in assisting the public sector with commissioning, contracting and complex service procurement. With today’s emphasis on Strategic Commissioning and Contracting, we offer to fill in any gaps in your current  service. Barony offers a full spectrum service in the area of Commissioning and Contracting including leadership, strategy, training, staffing support and coaching.

This can be from a Strategic Commissioning Diagnostic, organisational review and job design to tasks such as specification assurance or completion of EU Contract Notices.  Barony offers to provide procurement support at a number of levels on a contract or consultancy basis:

  • Commissioning Healthcheck, Analysis and Strategy;
  • Achieving Commissioning Excellence Training and development;
  • Commissioning Leadership Coaching and Mentoring;
  • Organisational review and job design;
  • Systems review and appraisal;
  • Market Management and stimulation;
  • Review of Financial Regulations, Scheme of Delegation, Contract Standing Orders and Social Services derogations;
  • Contracting strategy, scoping and packaging;
  • Agile Procurement;
  • Procurement Planning;
  • Design of Buyer profiles;
  • Procurement Spend analysis;
  • Project initiation and Business Case completion;
  • Commercial intelligence;
  • Soft market testing and market surveys;
  • Sizing specifications;
  • Completion of PIN notices;
  • Completion of each contract notice;
  • Assurance of your contract notices including optimising the correct procedure ;
  • Writing or assurance of complex contract documentation;
  • Outcome and Output Specification writing including descriptive documents;
  • Training on Specification Writing;
  • Pricing and method statements;
  • Securing Framework agreements for new services;
  • Advising on the new social and environmental Guidance;
  • Market stimulation and increasing local supplier spend;
  • Design of tender evaluation schemes;
  • Tender evaluation training;
  • Contract Management and evaluation;
  • eProcurement business case, PID, specification, pricing and selection;
  • Advice on eAuctions and Dynamic Procurement Systems;
  • Negotiated or Competitive Dialogues;
  • Framework Agreements and Contracts;
  • Innovation and Incentivisation practice and methods;
  • Contracting Referee;
  • Arbitration and dispute resolution;
  • Exit strategies; and
  • Training on all of the above.

Should you wish to discuss any of these services then please don’t hesitate to contact Doug Forbes on 0208 8191563 or email

Please access our website for details of our open training events and second edition of our popular reference manual – the ‘Guide to Procuring Public Services’. This has been enhanced to take account of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, recent case law from ECJ and new OGC Guidance. 

In addition, we have published ‘Achieving Commissioning Excellence’ – How to embed Commissioning Excellence in your organisation.


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