Procurement Consulting

A human name on a global scale.

Proven expertise in international standards and best practice

Charles Kendall has grown into a complete end to end supply chain management group working with Governments, their organisations and private sector businesses.

Calling on expertise and resources from every area of the procurement supply chain management process, we deliver tailored solutions to a range of complex projects.

Consulting

With experience in over 100 countries, we help governments achieve the results on which their aid depends, while donors look to us to help ensure that their projects are delivered effectively. We manage globally significant projects, for example we currently manage funds of over USD$4 billion and have procured goods, works and services worth over USD$2 billion for the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation. This is balanced by the human scale of our business: we are small enough to be flexible, innovative and work pro-actively to protect our clients best interests. With proven expertise in international standards and best practice, we work proactively to develop bespoke solutions that minimise risk and maximise value.

Commercial Consulting
Procurement Agency
Procurement Advisory Services

Commercial Consulting


We have significant procurement experience across the public and private sectors, and with major consulting companies.

We invest in ongoing training and maintain links with international experts in the field to ensure we are at the forefront of the latest knowledge and thinking.

This combination of experience, training and international exposure forms the basis of our significant expertise in procurement.


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Procurement Agency


  • Procurement Agency: programme design, identification and evaluation of requirements; preparation of tender specifications and tender documents; worldwide sourcing of goods, works and services; tender administration and evaluation; contract negotiation, award and management.
  • Freight and Logistics: expediting and coordination of deliveries; inspection; insurance; freight forwarding and clearance; logistics planning, warehousing, good storage and handling; inventory management, classification and coding.
  • Fiscal Agency: management of special fund accounts; and payment accounting and auditing.

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Procurement Advisory Services


  • Procurement Monitoring, Assessments and Auditing: conducting independent procurement reviews to verify if procurement activities are undertaken in compliance with national and/or donor procedures, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Capacity Assessments, Capacity Building and Training: assisting clients to assess and enhance human capacity and sustainably professionalise the procurement function.
  • Procurement Strategy Development: advising public procurement authorities, government ministries, and donor organisations on strategic approaches to public procurement.
  • Procurement Reform: assisting partner governments and donor organisations with procurement reform including; reform of legal and institutional frameworks; procurement system, structure and process assessment and redesign.
  • Public Private Partnerships (PPP): providing transactional, institutional, and capacity development advisory services for partner governments and bilateral and multilateral donor agencies exploring PPP feasibility and implementation.

Technical Procurement

Applying 70 years of experience to commercial contracts, we deliver a complete procurement solution for a range of industrial sectors - from client brief to final delivery, commissioning and service support.

As well as larger programmes, we plan, design, source and supply high-quality certified spares, consumables and engineering items at optimum value. With our experienced teams, we have, over the years, enjoyed success in locating obsolete or hard to find items for many customers.

Customer service and satisfaction is at the heart of what we do, and we view clear and concise communication with our customers as the key to positive results.



Trusted Network of Suppliers & OEMs


We have a huge network of suppliers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) with whom we have formed trusting relationships. Spares supplied are always in Factory New condition with an OEM Certificate of Conformance giving you peace of mind.


Sectors

Applying our skills, we work across a diverse range of industries around the world to deliver quality and value for money to our clients. As a specialist in the procurement, supply and support of equipment across many industries, we offer a service tailored to your needs.

That may be sourcing the latest or hard to come by parts, tending to specific projects or working to improve procurement processes. All this to improve our client’s effectiveness, profitability and standing in the global market.



Development Aid
Aviation
Marine
Energy

Development Aid


With experience in around 100 countries, we provide technical assistance, project management and consultancy support, primarily for governments and donors.

We help governments achieve results on which their aid depends, while donors look to us to help ensure their projects are delivered effectively.

For example, we currently manage over USD$4 billion of funds for the US Government Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and procure goods, works and services worth over USD $1.5 billion, and have detailed knowledge of the procurement procedures of World Bank, EU Europe Aid, DFID, ADB, UN, AfDB, Australian Bilateral Aid Programme, DANIDA, CIDA, SIDA and the Oman Government.


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Aviation


With our efficient inventory and supply chain management tools, we are able to limit AOG and aircraft downtime. Using sophisticated software, we provide an extensive range of aircraft spares, ground handling equipment and airfield security hardware and consultancy.

We have access to literally millions of parts by using sophisticated software which is able to identify part numbers quickly then identify the quantity available and the location of those parts.

Our logistics division enables us to quickly despatch and deliver any spares which are urgently required.

Our expertise coupled with strong supplier relationships enables us to actively reduce time spent sourcing individual items and ultimately lessening Aircraft On Ground (AOG) time.

Furthermore, providing value-added solutions and quick delivery time means reduced inventory holding costs and additional cost savings.


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Marine


We offer unbiased and independent advice to clients and owners totally independent of any designer, naval architect, broker or shipyard.

Typically, we engage with clients at the very earliest part of a project to work up a concept and design brief based on the client needs.

Depending on vessel type, we select either a designer or naval architect and draw up a preliminary design and specification suitable for tender prior to putting the project out to tender with short-listed suitable yards.

Legal negotiations which are fair for both owner and yard are managed by us with our lawyers. Once a contract has been signed we are able to put in a project management team to work alongside the owner and with the yard to ensure that the project is delivered on time, to budget at the right quality.

Our marine procurement and associated services is one of our fundamental businesses. We operate a global network of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and repair and return facilities to ensure that the Navy’s we support can do their job to the best of their ability.

In addition to the supply of marine parts, we work closely with our customers on specific projects or programmes which span many months or even years.


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Energy


We’ve worked closely with clients on projects across the entire energy spectrum from traditional petroleum, gas and electricity plants to newer alternative and sustainable renewable sources.

These highly complex and sensitive jobs require knowledge and patience ensuring they are completed to match or succeed the rigorous safety standards governing their being.


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