Integral to our assessment of value for money in all sourcing and procurement of goods or services, we consider the alignment of potential suppliers’ values and ethics with our own. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our organisation, and across all our projects and programme. We recognise that a diverse supplier base is integral to the organisation’s achievement of our diversity and inclusion strategic objectives, and building and maintaining a community of diverse suppliers increases our opportunity to hear new ideas, apply different approaches, deliver innovation, and continue to deliver our world-class competitions programme.
WorldSkills UK would like to commission an evaluation of the regional delivery model it has introduced for the 2022 National Skills Competition Finals, that will see the 63 finals hosted at seven different venues across the UK.
How best can WorldSkills UK support young people to acquire the world-class skills the UK needs to become a global leader in advanced manufacturing?
building cost reductions into contractual agreements
pursuing savings and discounts at all times
undertaking competitive tendering wherever possible
choosing effective and innovative methods of provision
evaluating suppliers experience, financials and management
setting clear deliverables, KPIs, timescales and outcomes
developing robust evaluation criteria and contract management
converting existing suppliers into value-in-kind partnerships
securing efficient and effective services during COVID-19
maintaining and upgrading assets whilst reducing obsolescence
continually improving procurement models and processes
ethical and environmentally sustainable procurement
working with a diverse range of suppliers from all backgrounds
robust spend management and an emphasis on accountability
tiered levels of authorisation and delegated responsibility
strenuous prevention of fraud, corruption, theft and bribery
fostering honesty, safeguarding, whistleblowing and integrity
accuracy, transparency and objectivity, free of personal interest