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Crown Commercial Service Management Consultancy Framework (MCF2) Supplier

Expense Reduction Analysts UK (ERA UK) are pleased to announce that we have been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Management Consultancy Framework 2 (RM6008) for the provision of procurement, supply chain and commercial consultancy services.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports public bodies in helping them to achieve best value when procuring common goods and services. The Framework is for a 24-month period and is estimated to be worth £250million.

Being on this Framework demonstrates our keen commitment to and focus on the public sector, where we already have many clients. The ERA Public Sector Group which has been running for a number of years currently comprises 14 ERA Associates, each of whom bring deep knowledge of public sector requirements having worked for a broad spectrum of public sector bodies. The Group has a number of aims including assessing tenders as soon as they become available via the CCS eSourcing Portal, as well as sharing experiences and best practice of their public sector client interactions.

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“We were not confident that our procurement aims were being fully realised and so we invited Expense Reduction Analysts to assist us in some key areas. We have not been disappointed: not only have ERA achieved significant savings for us, but we also feel much more in control. Our expenditure has been reduced, and there is the comfort of knowing there is ongoing support, monitoring how we are using these contracts.”

Debbie Came, Director of Finance and Business Management - Essex Probation Service

Expanding the capabilities of ERA

Julian Mobbs, ERA Associate, explained: “Being named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service’s Management Consultancy Framework is a significant step for ERA in its bid to better serve public sector clients.

Apart from validating our capabilities in delivering successful cost and efficiency optimisation projects for public sector clients, it demonstrates our deep understanding of the specific needs of bodies operating in this sector and is a key part of ERA’s long-term strategy.”

Expense Reduction Analysts has been trading in the UK & Ireland since 1992. We have a growing and unparalleled network of over 130 procurement specialists offering a uniquely detailed and continuously monitored knowledge of over 100 categories of expenditure.

“I highly recommend ERA for their focus on continuous Improvement. Many companies end their commitment at the point of contract award but ERA have provided cost and spend analysis each quarter after all projects - reviewing spend, seeking further cost-saving alternatives from suppliers and increasing core item lists. Therefore our relationship with ERA continues to benefit the business, long after the procurement project.”

Mark Feehan, Head of ICT, Sutton Housing

Essex Probation Case Study

“We were not confident that our procurement aims were being fully realised and so we invited Expense Reduction Analysts to assist us in some key areas. We have not been disappointed: not only have ERA achieved significant savings for us, but we also feel much more in control. Our expenditure has been reduced, and there is the comfort of knowing there is ongoing support, monitoring how we are using these contracts.” Debbie Came, Director Finance and Business Management, Essex Probation. Essex Probation operates from seven offices across the county of Essex. Having previously relied upon individual offices to make procurement decisions, Essex Probation decided that they would benefit from some professional advice to ensure that they were aligned with best practice and achieving best value.

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Rednock School Case Study

"I would recommend that other schools work with ERA because they realised huge savings for us and we now enjoy a much better service than before. I’m not convinced that schools could achieve these kind of results on their own.” Marilyn Kingscott, Business Manager, Rednock School. Rednock School’s Business Manager, Marilyn Kingscott, understood the benefit an external specialist could bring to a niche cost-centre procurement project. When the school’s photocopier contracts came up for renewal, Marilyn invited Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) to conduct a review. Both Marilyn and Rednock School’s Headteacher, David Alexander, were impressed with ERA’s approach to cost saving. Three years on, with service improvements and savings achieved, ERA continue to work with Rednock for long-term benefits.

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