Paul France

Paul France

Contracts & Procurement Specialist

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About Me

Bright and motivated senior procurement professional, committed to delivering results of the highest quality and at an efficient pace. Proven ability to conduct complex procurements from start to finish and contract manage existing arrangements to realise actual savings and efficiencies.

I have experience with establishing and utilising complex framework agreements within Local Government, proven competence and familiarity with OJEU processes and an ample commercial aptitude.


JOB TITLE: Contracts & Procurement Specialist

INDUSTRY: Government & Public Sector

CATEGORY: HR - Generalist

CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: Senior

PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: Other



Work experience

Contracts & Procurement Specialist

Oxford City Council

May 2014 - Present

At Oxford City Council I undertake the Council’s procurement activities in line with the EU regulations and the constitution of the organisation, leading on high value projects from the strategic scoping of the requirement, soft market testing, to conducting the tender process, negotiations and contract management across a variety of categories ranging from construction, professional services, energy and IT.

As well as reactively supporting the business needs across all categories I am a Procurement Business Partner for the Communities service area, where I have been building a positive profile with colleagues through proactively providing specialist procurement advice at project board and senior management meetings. In addition to this engaging and educating end users, providing procurement training and project support.

Contributing to the strategic and commercial development of the Contracts & Procurement Team, I have developed a procurement toolkit with colleagues, which is used to promote self-sufficiency throughout the organisation. I continue to help shape the organisations procurement policy and practices through re-writing the Councils standard terms and conditions to comply with the new Public Contract Regulations and developing commercial opportunities for the team.

Education

Southampton Solent University

HNC of Business Management & Entrepreneurship

2008 - 2011