D.4 Purchasing

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Applies a consistent procurement procedure, including deployment of the following sub processes: specification requirements, supplier identification, proposal analysis, evaluation of the energy efficiency and environmental compliance of products, suppliers and their processes, contract negotiation, supplier selection and contract placement.

Ensures that the entire purchasing process is fit for purpose, adds business value to the organisation compliant to legal and regulatory requirements.



Level 2

Understands and applies the principles of the procurement process; places orders based on existing supplier contracts.

Ensures the correct execution of orders, including validation of deliverables and correlation with subsequent payments.


Level 3

Exploits specialist knowledge to deploy the purchasing process, ensuring positive commercial relationships with suppliers.

Selects suppliers, products and services by evaluating performance, cost, timeliness and quality.

Decides contract placement and complies with organisational policies.


Level 4

Provides leadership for the application of the organisation’s procurement policies and makes recommendations for process enhancement.

Applies experience and procurement practice expertise to make ultimate purchasing decisions.



Typical purchase contract terms and conditions

Own organisation purchasing policies

Financial models e.g. discount structures

The current market for relevant products or services

The issues and implications of outsourcing services

Different service models (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) and operational translations (e.g. Cloud Computing)



Interpret product/service specifications

Negotiate terms, conditions and pricing

Analyse received proposals/ offers

Manage the purchasing budget

Lead purchase process improvement

Analyse the energy efficiency and environmental-related aspects of a proposal

Verify that purchasing processes respect legal issues including IPR