Interim Senior Commissioning and Procurement Officer – ICT

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Interim Senior Commissioning and Procurement Officer - ICT
Kingston upon Thames
Interim Position

Kingston RQ674776

Posted: 8th September 2022 09:04
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £395.412 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Kingston upon Thames,

    KT1 1EU

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Interim Senior Commissioning and Procurement Officer - ICT

Job Ref: Kingston RQ674776

Pay Rate: up to £395.412 per day PAYE

The role reports directly to the Commissioning and Procurement Manager for Corporate and Communities and is responsible for supporting the Council in undertaking outcomes focussed, lawful and, commercially sound, commissioning projects to deliver quality and value for money services. You will manage projects on the e-tendering portal and prepare tender documentation as well as carry out research, benchmarking and market analysis

You will be working closely with ICT operations and commercial team and other clients to deliver various ICT projects across the council. These include delivering a number of major projects including transition to Cloud, Traffic Management system, CCTV and security, Contact centre platform solution and Revs and Bens IT solutions. You will be able to work collaboratively with teams across the council and provide professional commissioning and procurement support to commissioning leads across the Council.

Candidates will be experienced team-players who are tenacious and excited by the opportunity of working in the fast-developing ICT procurement environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop tender documentation and manage the tendering process in accordance with Public contracting regulations.
  • Provide procurement advice and support to the clients.
  • Maintain the Council’s commissioning and procurement guidance materials and templates.
  • Work independently and confidently when leading procurement exercises.
  • Ensure the best commercial and required outcomes for the business in addition to a compliant process and result.
  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and economy through procurement activity such as developing the use of frameworks and other related procurement route options.
  • Continuously look at how the Commissioning function can be improved including actively seeking and responding to customer feedback.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • CIPS accreditation or a willingness to train.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Understanding of ICT and its development path.
  • Expertise in stakeholder engagement.
  • An understanding of key Category Management tools, processes and approaches.
  • Demonstrable experience within Public Contracting Regulations.
  • An understanding of Public contract publication.
  • Experience of using an e-tendering portal or completing call offs under the nationally established and recognised frameworks.


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Kingston RQ674776
Interim Senior Commissioning and Procurement Officer - ICT
Client Category: Local Authority

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