Navigator Procurement Process
The procurement framework is our approach to providing a simple process for procurement and supply management within Navigator and is codified in two Playbooks, which are our procedures. The Procurement Playbook which takes the business through bidding and award of business, and, the Supply Management Framework, which is our approach to managing contractual performance with our suppliers.
The framework codifies many of the existing ways of working from within Navigator and illustrates how each of these pieces and the associated documentation fit together. In addition, the information contained within the Playbooks provides a simple explanation of why each stage is required and what should be done at that stage.
The elements of the Framework are being codified in the Navigator systems platforms, in order to make the whole process as efficient as possible and remove the reliance on Microsoft tools such as Excel which introduce control risks into the process.
The aim being to encapsulate the entire value chain onto Navigator systems and to create alignment between these from the identification of needs, through bidding, contract build, PO placement and payment. Alongside this, a central database for supplier management where we locate all our key supplier information.
Suppliers are a valuable source of expertise, innovation, competitive advantage and support our risk management strategies. We will work as Partners with those who share the Navigator values. In doing so, we recognise that Navigator wishes to be seen as a customer of choice, whilst maintaining a positive commercial tension. We will take risk appropriate steps to qualify and audit our suppliers against our risk pillars and where they meet our expectations include them on our Approved Supplier List (ASL). In 2021, we have published our short term supply chain sustainability roadmap which details our targets to the end of 2023.