Procurement Management

When organizations look to reduce the cost of their projects, procurement becomes a primary source of saving. Successful procurement management teams can help clients identify high-value, skilled suppliers early, and thoroughly control equipment and information quality and delivery to sites. The need for real-time, accurate information is increasingly important to reliably plan and execute in tight construction windows. If they don’t, procurement costs, lead times, and the overall project schedule can be put at risk. It’s all about getting the right things to the right place at the right time. With all this to track and think about, procurement is more difficult than ever before.

MEC’s integrated, robust process methodology is customized to match clients’ specific procurement requirements. We explore new technological solutions and innovations to help save you money with strategies that go from conceptual studies right through to handover. Our procurement consulting team provide the following:

Sourcing: Asset owners are under relentless pressure, so we can help drive the best value for money with suppliers and products from emerging economies. We develop, maintain, and provide sourcing expertise for projects including suppliers, sourcing categories, sourcing countries, project locations, and project types.

Purchasing: The value of equipment and materials is enhanced when purchase orders are placed with the right vendors. We work closely with our clients and project teams, confirming

that they enter into agreements that effectively manage cost, schedule, and risk in an ethical and responsible manner.

Logistics: A well-designed logistics supply chain is fundamental to the successful execution of any project. We provide logistic solutions and have experience delivering millions of freight-tons to projects in some of the most remote and difficult project locations.

Expediting: Delivery delays can drive up project costs and diminish the quality of materials. The right safeguards and controls are needed to support the delivery of all equipment, drawings, and documents – identifying and mitigating delays that threaten the project schedule.

Vendor quality surveillance:  Sourcing materials from around the world has its challenges. Unlike traditional inspection and test organizations that only police compliance, we work closely with engineering and procurement teams, and cooperatively with vendors. It’s assured that manufactured equipment respects standards and conforms to specifications.

Contractor management: We put a solid, manageable contract in place with contractors and then administer thoroughly and in accordance with the schedule. Active, positive, and firm administration preferences help lead to a robust and organized performance from the chosen contractors on your project.

Let us put our extensive experience to work for you.