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How to buy Professional Services 2.0 (VIRTUAL)

The procurement searchlight has swept across the legal services category, accounting support and now professional services. The sometimes staggering sums paid to consultants are now being unveiled. 

One firm reporting $40m annual spend with consultants – almost $1m per week. Yet, as one senior official in Canberra is quoted as saying to a group of Permanent Secretaries, “Is there anyone in this room that thinks paying $8,000 a day is ever warranted?”

Real savings and cost avoidance are possible for buyers that can control spend lines and deal with consultancies, especially when market forces can be released. 

One major Melbourne based corporate ran a tender with 26 firms bidding – fees ranging from $6,600 per day down to under $900. 

Some fees collapsed under market pressure, others held. Their panel concluded with both. 

But are day-rates even the right charging format nowadays? What options are there? And is rate the only issue for procurement to manage? 

How do you control consultant spend, manage them on-site, when do they become de-facto employees and how do you compare them or measure them? 

Your expert facilitator 

Milan Panchmatia is CEO of Comprara, a leading specialist procurement consultancy specialisiing in procurement strategy, solutions, services & training https://comprara.com.au/about/ 

Milan also brings a wealth of experience in buying and selling professional services as former Managing Partner at a large international procurement consultancy based in London.


The time of this session is:

11.00-12:30PM AEST (BNE, SYD, MELB)

10.30-12.00PM (ADL)

1.00-2.30PM (NZ)


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How to buy Professional Services 2.0 (VIRTUAL)
Event Detail Virtual - at your desk using Zoom
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Start September 16th, 2020. 11:00am AEST
End September 16th, 2020. 12:30pm AEST
Status Event Details Closed

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Seats 24 persons
Attendees 17 persons
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Category One off sessions
Type Virtual