Management Options Pty Ltd is an Australian-owned, Brisbane-based, procurement consultancy. Our services cover all aspects of the procurement-contract management cycle encompassing accurate identification of needs, data collection and spend analysis, risk and market analysis, sourcing/tendering and eventual close out of a supplier contract.
We apply contemporary thinking and business acumen to achieve our client’s business objectives, through outcomes-focused procurement with integrity.
Management Options is also one of Australia’s leading providers of independent probity services. Probity serves as a foundational component to ensure the procurement process and commercial transactions can withstand public scrutiny. The provision of independent oversight to these processes mitigates probity concerns and protects our clients from financial, legal and reputational risks.
At Management Options we understand the spotlight placed on public sector procurement processes to meet legislation and policy requirements and constraints and the public scrutiny that comes from that. Our probity advisory services bring an appropriate mix of practical and formal risk management to ensure probity is effectively managed to enable the achievement of the client’s business objectives.
Our approach is risk-based and outcomes-focused while maximising client benefits and minimising the time it takes to complete the process.
At Management Options , our clients are our priority. We know how to engage stakeholders and maintain project momentum to deliver tangible, quality outcomes for them. Typically, our client’s procurement requirements fall into one of our service streams depending on where they are in the Procurement – Contract Management Cycle.
Our experienced procurement specialists support our clients through all stages of the cycle. Alternatively, we’re able to work with our client’s team, or other consultants to complete work packages or handover activities for the next stage.
With procurement, it’s all about using our expertise to find the very best solution for your organisation. We’re well equipped to handle every aspect of the full procurement lifecycle and will tailor a package to suit your needs.
Our services are specifically catered to the public sector at all levels of government in Australia as well as government-owned corporations, statutory and regulatory bodies and the private sector.
We are probity, procurement and contract management specialists for all tiers of government and corporate sector clients. Since our formation in 2004, Management Options has gained an enviable reputation for providing reliable, expert and independent consultancy services in:
Probity is a critical component of our business as there is a clear expectation from the community and key stakeholders that they will be treated fairly and equitably when they bid for tenders. In both the public and private sector, there is an increasing focus on making investment decisions that are based on integrity and adhere to good corporate practice. Taxpayers and shareholders seek assurance that transactions are free from conflict and the value of their taxes and holdings have not diminished through any transaction.
Our knowledge and breadth of experience in probity ensure issues are dealt with effectively and in a timely manner. We can assist in probity risk identification and mitigation with:
Our company services government and corporate sector clients in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and major regional centres, Australia-wide.
We have extensive experience in the provision of procurement services to complex, single and multi-staged procurement processes, including:
Our specialised procurement practitioners will help you gain an unparalleled understanding of the procurement-contract management process for your business, so you can make informed choices.
The process starts with the planning, identifying and defining business requirements for the successful implementation of procurement strategies. Tender documents, evaluation methods and management as well as contract negotiations and awards, are developed and scheduled prior to client handover.
Management Options provides the entire spectrum of procurement services from strategic assessment and selection, through to system implementation and ongoing support.
Our certified procurement consultants can assist with:
Management Options are experienced specialists in government procurement services. We are able to assist all tiers of government from local, state and federal and related agencies with their probity and procurement needs.
Our current client base includes:
Our contract management services are flexible and available at any point in the contract cycle, including creation, execution, analysis and closeout.
We bring practical and effective solutions to maximise the operational and financial performance of your organisation. Our services extend to the recovery of off-track or neglected contracts, dispute resolutions and contract auditing. We can also assist with contract management training.
Services under our contract management umbrella include:
Our innovative solutions and delivery models have saved our clients millions of dollars, in addition to insulating them from business risk and freeing up their internal teams to focus on what they do best: delivering products and services to their customers.
As we take a tailored approach to each engagement, we’re able to meet our client’s objectives. The breadth and scope of our service is another key differentiator. We are one of the few consultancy firms in Australia who can service all market sectors and procurement offerings.
We achieve success in our business, procurement and probity services through our capacity to:
At Management Options, our professional solutions are custom designed with a focus on driving value and meeting business objectives. Our goal is to satisfy both operational and commercial objectives of our clients via our extensive experience across a wide range of sectors. The foundation of our delivery is stakeholder engagement. We have the proven expertise to assess and tailor solutions that meet client needs.
We achieve success through the inclusion of:
Our values underpin our approach to business and serve as the foundation of our company. From the staff we employ and the services we offer, right through to how we do business, Management Options stands proudly behind the values our company was founded on.
Clients are integral to our business and their needs and success are at the forefront of our approach. We firmly endorse the fostering of long-term relationships with integrity, honour and respect. We listen to the needs of our valued clients and apply our expertise to address their current and future needs. Our client’s success is our greatest reward.
It is essential that all of our consultants working within procuring entities, display personal and professional integrity. All staff involved in the procurement process at all times, must be honest, trustworthy, responsible and reliable. They must endeavour to keep to the purpose of the procurement process in mind in accordance with the due diligence required.
Our process examines the objectivity, fairness and impartiality of the procurement process by considering key documents, review points, decisions and communications. All offers must be considered based on their compliance with the stipulations of invitation documents and offers should not be rejected for reasons other than those specifically stated in the procurement rules. A contract should only be signed with a supplier, contractor or service provider whose offer is compliant and best responds to the objectives in terms of fitness for purpose (functional and technical capability, track record) and price.
Value For Money (VFM) is at the heart of our procurement process. It represents the achievement of the desired procurement outcome at the best possible price (not necessarily the lowest price), based on a balanced judgement of financial and non-financial factors relevant to the procurement. Management Options supports the concept that better outcomes can be achieved when resources are used more efficiently and are procured in a more competitive market. VFM takes into account the total cost of procurement from planning to use and disposal and everything in between.
Management Options prides itself on offering a flexible procurement model that represents the best interest of our clients. Through working across various businesses, we’re able to leverage a collective genius to provide authentic solutions for our client projects. We aren’t concerned with pushing specific products or working to an agenda, we simply want to find the best possible solution in accordance with effective time and financial management.
High-quality procurement and probity services should be transparent, defensible and auditable while supporting the pursuit of value for money. Our process examines decisions and documentation to ensure transparency and compliance, thereby upholding accountability and supporting the best interests of our clients. At the same time, we proactively manage perceived, potential and actual conflicts of interests through stakeholder briefings and early identification of risks.
Our probity and procurement practitioners take a hands-on and proactive approach to finding tailor-made solutions for our clients. We believe in being agile and applying common-sense solutions to challenges. We roll up our sleeves and rapidly deploy people, processes and platforms to ensure you meet your timelines and governance requirements.
There are valid and legal reasons for keeping certain information confidential. For example, proprietary information belonging to companies or individuals participating in the procurement process, is entitled to confidence. However, information on the public procurement process must be made available, but only at the right time, to all public procurement stakeholders; contractors, suppliers, service providers and the public at large unless there are conflicting legalities. Our team will advise on effective arrangements to administer communications and sensitive records.