Making Spend Matter

Are you a public organisation looking to create sustainable impact through public procurement? CLES and Making Spend Matter have developed a tool and guide to help you understand how you can harness your procurement spend to make a difference for your place and communities.

The basic spend analysis tool and guide aim to support public organisations with using spend analysis as an evidence base to progress the way in which they think about and carry out public procurement and economic development activities.

Spend analysis tool

The basic spend analysis tool has been developed by CLES to provide public buyers with a simple methodology to analyse their procurement spend and better understand its scale, where it goes geographically, sectorally and with different types of suppliers.

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Spend analysis guide

The URBACT Making Spend Matter Network designed the basic spend analysis guide to accompany the tool and enable organisations to reuse and adapt the methodology to make a sustainable difference in their context. The basic spend analysis tool and guide have been tested by public organisations from different sectors in seven partner cities as part of the Making Spend Matter Transfer Network activities.

This experience has been captured in the guide to provide public organisations with a step by step process on how to start their spend analysis, how to make the methodology their own as well as how to use the tool and interpret the findings. The guide also includes tips on how to take your spend analysis to the next level and progress your procurement journey.

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Making Spend Matter Final Conference

To find out how this process has enabled partner cities to change the way they think about public procurement, develop a strategic approach to their practices and processes, increase engagement with suppliers and deliver wider socio-economic and environmental impact, join us at the Making Spend Matter Final Conference in March 2021.

The event will give you the opportunity to hear from our network cities and experts, discover how you can change procurement behaviours and processes, exchange with partners on their experience and have access to resources to take the next step in your procurement journey.

More information on the Making Spend Matter Final Conference can be found here.