Procurement, Category, Change and Contract Management Consultancy is available to public and private sector organisations seeking professional support to overcome specific challenges in order to achieve significant savings, greater efficiency and drive improved business performance.

Bywater can help organisations meet these challenges head on, we do this by working together as a team to understand what your key priorities and objectives are. We can assess your current systems and procedures to assess where and how improvements can be made and identify any skills gap where training may be required.


With over 35 years’ experience we have undertaken an extensive range of consultancy projects including:

  • Procurement process and organisation reviews
  • Strategic and tactical sourcing
  • Contract management reviews
  • Category management analysis
  • Consolidating spend
  • Training needs analysis and programmes
  • Restructuring existing partnerships
  • Supplier qualification services
  • Risk assessment – cyber and supply chain

We have worked with a number of organisations on customised projects in order the meet their objectives. Where appropriate this has included post project briefings to senior management to underline performance improvements and future ambitions. These include;

  • BP (Procurement Consultancy)
    Reviewed all aspects of procurement strategy – process, systems, roles, skills and measurement. Achieved significant savings short term and identified further savings long term.
  • Wolverhampton City Council (Procurement Consultancy)
    Value realisation project – cost reduction delivery across Council directorates by reviewing existing contracts to re-evaluate contracts and terms.
  • Buckinghamshire County Council (Contract Management and Action Learning Sets Programme)
    Contract management – improved contract performance, ensuring compliance, measurable improvements and efficiencies, identifying real value from existing contracts. Achieving values delivery across a range of services and Directorates.
  • Westminster City Council (Contract and Category Management Training Programme)
    Embedding category management and good contract management – introducing sourcing strategically, driving change and managing the market to achieve overall efficiency and performance for the Council.

In addition to providing Procurement, Contract and Category Management Consultancy services and training courses, we offer a variety of business improvement and management systems training courses designed to help organisations improve their management systems, products and services including:

Leadership and Management training courses – Designed to equip management with the skills to influence and implement change effectively whilst driving continual improvement. 

Lean Six Sigma training courses – Lean Six Sigma is designed to reduce product, service and process variation and achieve verifiable cost savings. Our courses include Green Belt and Black Belt training, led by a Master Black Belt.

ISO 9001 training courses – Implementing ISO 9001 allows organisations to demonstrate to stakeholders and interested parties that they consistently provide products and services which meet, or exceed customer expectations whilst adhering to regulatory requirements. 

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How we can help

Procurement Transformation

Procurement Transformation

Procurement transformation focuses on strategies which deliver long-term, sustainable improvements to procurement processes and activities. 

Our consultants will review your current procurement process and operating model to create an innovative programme which aligns with your organisations objectives. 


Contract and supplier management

Contract and Supplier Management 

Contract and Supplier management can increase supplier chain efficiency and cost savings whilst ensuring compliance and managing risks. 

Support can including developing your contract management strategy, managing contractual relationships, monitoring your contractual obligations and assessing your performance. 


Category Management Consultant

Category Management 

Category management is a strategic approach which identifies opportunities throughout the procurement lifecycle. 

From benchmarking to creating innovative strategies, our consultants can help you to develop and implement category management strategies which result in sustainable cost saving and focus on continuous improvement.

Procurement and Contract management training

Procurement, Contract & Category Management Training 

Investing in training is highly beneficial for organisations who wish to achieve savings, greater efficient and value from contracts.

We offer Contract Management, Procurement and Category Management training courses onsite at your premises, at venues across the UK and within our Virtual Classroom. Dedicated courses can be tailored to meet your requirements.

Change Management Consultant

Change Management 

To ensure success it is important that employees, customers and stakeholders are supportive of, and understand the requirements for change.

Through encouraging engagement with stakeholders to reviewing the organisation’s structure and ensuring the organisation is ready for the change, our consultants can provide support throughout the change process.

Speak to us

If you would like to speak to someone about how we can support your organisation call our team on 0333 123 9001 or contact us.

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