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United Biscuits extends procurement services contract

Tuesday December 15 2009

United Biscuits has extended its procurement services contract with procurement solutions company, 4C Associates, expanding its total spend management for the company to over £170 million a year across UK and Northern Europe  

United Biscuits has extended its procurement services contract with procurement solutions company, 4C Associates, expanding its total spend management for the company to over £170 million a year across UK and Northern Europe

 

The extension represents a significant increase of 171% in the value of the service provision since the start of the relationship in February 2009, where 4C was awarded the contract expansion against another provider in a competitive pitch.

 

Non-core category extension

 

The deal incorporates outsourced procurement services for all UK non-core categories, including IT, telecoms, human resources (HR) and professional services, and logistics for UK and Northern Europe, which is an expansion of both services from the previous contract.

 

“We decided to review our procurement contracts in the face of continued cost challenges in today’s climate and to ensure that we had a good platform to increase our market share in a highly competitive market,” said Kevin McGurk, United Biscuits operations services director.

 

“4C is a great cultural fit with United Biscuits, and has the category expertise to support our future plans. We’re looking forward to working with them to ensure sustainable cost reductions, while simultaneously improving our service levels. It is increasingly important for us to invest in our relationships with suppliers, while ensuring that we can also achieve fiscal savings.”

 

www.4cassociates.com