Strategic Supplier Management for Cloud Services


  • Innovative Strategic Supplier Management models
  • Procurement and Commercial Strategy, in-line with GDS direction
  • Managed adoption of G Cloud solutions, organisation and service transition
  • Contract and asset optimisation
  • Risk managed approach
  • Lean Sourcing Models
  • Establish Supplier Ecosystem



Supplier strategy development; Business Case development and Governance approvals


Coherence to GDS Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Information Strategy

Sourcing restructuring, service in-sourcing, Supplier on-boarding

Performance Management Frameworks at Strategic and Operational levels

Value for Money Contracts, LEAN sourcing models


Executive Dashboards, Delivery Dashboards

Service Credit Regimes, Risk and Rewards Models

Supplier and Contract Performance Management


  • Step change in the way information systems can be delivered
  • Cloud and GDS aligned
  • Individual sourcing specialists through to complete highly skilled teams
  • Controlled, risk managed and quality delivery
  • Experience from delivery in Private and Public sector
  • Use of interim teams for transition where applicable
  • Supplier and contract optimisation, value for money
  • Asset, service and contract alignment
  • Business aligned supplier performance model
  • Integration of day-today supplier management (Run) and Transformation Agenda

At Viewdeck, we provide a range of skills and experience to help you meet your Supplier Management, ICT Procurement, Insourcing, Outsourcing or Transition needs. Our team has real experience in delivering ICT enabled change across a wide range of UK Public Sector clients.

Our Transition Practice covers a wide range of Procurement support and Supplier Transition capabilities, including:

  • Requirement definition, Benefit assessments and Business buy-in
  • Service base-lining and Improvement definition
  • Procurement strategy development
  • Coherence to Enterprise Architecture and Information Strategy
  • Supplier negotiation and structured dialogue planning
  • Proof of Concept structuring, processing and evaluation
  • Developing Strategic Supplier Frameworks and Ecosystems
  • Performance management regimes – Strategic and ITIL (Delivery) Aligned
  • Risk Reward and Service Credit Models
  • Contract schedules development
  • Tender Evaluation – criteria, process and weighting
  • Business Case development and Governance approvals
  • Transition Planning and Service Operational cut-over management
  • Systems of Measurement definition/benchmarking
  • Intelligent Customer Function (ICF) development and mentoring
  • HR Transformation, including TUPE planning and support
  • Information Security throughout the Supplier Transitions

Our Experience

We bring hands-on practical expertise and experience to Procurement and Sourcing Management, providing skills and energy to drive success in complex and challenging tasks.We can provide either an entire team, or a range of supplementary capabilities to an existing project team, in order to boost the resources and skills of an in-house department as required. Our approach supports our belief in skills transfer, ensuring an ongoing legacy for our clients.

Key Highlights

  • Public and Private Sector Expertise
  • Client and Supplier Side
  • Security Cleared to UK SC or DV level
  • Consulting and Delivery Services focused
  • For the duration of the Programme


Extensive Expertise in:

  • Enterprise Systems Integration, across Cloud, legacy and traditional supplier and solution models
  • Business/IT alignment and transformation/IT Strategy
  • Business Analysis and Requirements Management
  • Enterprise Architecture and Information Architecture/Information Management
  • Supplier Management and Negotiation
  • Contract Management and Negotiation
  • Performance Management regimes
  • Leading and delivering to the bottom line – P&L responsibilities
  • Procurement, Change Management, Risk Management, Programme Management
  • Contract drafting and Commercial constructs for delivery
  • Linking of technical requirements and solution design, to legal and commercial constructs to meet Government ICT Strategic Direction – shared services, Cloud, green agenda etc

Practical Skills

  • Lead delivery responsibilities on substantial programmes across most of the major central departments plus large ‘blue chip’ Corporate clients
  • Developed Strategic Supplier Management Frameworks – Ecosystems
  • Developed early lifecycle Innovative Supplier requirements models – proof of concepts
  • Different Commercial models and constructs
  • Running P&L Service Lines and Delivery Organisations
  • Some of the largest public sector procurements (Aspire, DWP, MOD DII (ATLAS)), as well as corporate shared service implementations
  • Client side and supply side working, board level/senior stakeholder engagement
  • Delivery across the full ICT life-cycle – Strategy, Analysis, Design, Build, Implement, Service Delivery, Benefit and Business Case Realisation

The Bigger Picture

Business Cases and Benefit Delivery
  • Business Analysis and Business benefits definition
  • Cabinet Office and HMT processes and sign-off
  • Portfolio creation
  • Alignment of retained organisation to supplier (ICF) – Organisation Re-Design
  • Change Management and Technical Rollout
  • Skills Transfer
  • Value for money contracts
Procurement Negotiations
  • Client and Stakeholder Management
  • Competitive dialogue coaching & participation
  • Technical bid analysis and Management
  • Governance Design and Intelligent Customer Function
  • Requirements Definition
  • Innovative procurement approaches – risk reward and outcome based
Solution Development and Management
  • Solutions management
  • Technical solution writing/QA Expert
  • Enterprise Architect and Enterprise Integration
  • Demo of Capability/Design Studies/Proof of concept
  • Business Analysis and Business benefits definition
  • Integration between Strategic Supplier Management and Business and IT Strategies
Contract and Supplier Management
  • Programme Management and projects mobilisation
  • Due Diligence/Transition
  • Requirements gathering, analysis, management & training
  • Portfolio creation, Governance and Contract compliance
  • Programme Delivery and Control
  • Business Change and Adoption
  • Value for Money
  • Lean Sourcing Models
  • Skills Transfer
Specialist Skills

Our team includes subject matter experts and experienced practitioners who can fully support your Strategic Supplier Management initiative and supplement/mentor existing resources where needed.

  • ITIL aligned contract and supplier management
  • Innovative supplier performance management models
  • Strategic supplier management framework implementation
  • Early supplier engagement for new initiatives – proof of concept, model office, demonstration of capability projects
  • Commercial subject matter experts supporting closing any tough negotiations in pressured and challenging scenarios

Tag Cloud: ITLv3, MSP, PRINCE2, Managing Successful Programmes, OGC, SC, DV, TUPE, CIPS

Key Processes: COBIT, ITILv3, ISO 20000, UML, RUP