Procurement services, designed and delivering for the public sector

Proxima is a specialist procurement consultancy working with the
public and private sectors to deliver economic and social value.

We are helping multiple central and local government departments and other public bodies with commercial programmes ranging from complex sourcing and cost reduction programmes to capability transformation. We help public organisations prepare for and adapt to new legislation, whether it be creating sustainable procurement, embedding social value, or setting up for success when faced with evolving regulation.

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“Proxima delivered a dramatic uplift in the commercial capability of our organisation not only through bringing in best practice from outside and successful recruitment, but also through re-energising, developing, coaching and mentoring our existing team.”

Chief Financial Officer
Central Government Department

Best of both worlds

Proxima has one of the UK’s largest procurement consulting practices. And it’s not just about scale; it’s about capability, too; we offer a range of solutions tailored to today’s commercial challenges.

Proxima provides an end-to-end cost and capability transformation offering that connects the organisation’s strategy with the reality of frontline delivery, whilst navigating the regulatory environment.

We understand the nature and value of public-facing organisations and we look for ways to embed lasting and sustainable change that transforms the way public services are delivered.

What makes us different is that we operate a blended team of industry procurement specialists and consulting professionals. We have subject matter experts across directs and indirect categories who can deliver a range of Proxima services that suit your organisation’s needs.

Our people are regularly embedded into commercial teams or parachuted in on-demand for specific challenges that we can solve.
They come armed with a support network of ideas, tools, and practical experience – we don’t just set the strategy or write the report; Proxima
is known for delivering outcomes and we live up to our reputation of making change happen.

What we do

Our service suite is wide-ranging, and we offer both defined products and bespoke services, reflecting the nature of the challenges faced by different public sector bodies. Broadly our services sit into four buckets:

We are able to bring public sector expertise and fresh perspectives from the private sector, where we are also the leading pure-play consultancy for large corporates in the UK and North America.

Easy to work with and externally accredited

We are on the MCF3 framework making us easy to work with and providing assurance that we meet all the standards expected of a government consulting partner. We have also worked with public sector bodies through the NEPRO solution and PSR SoW.

We are a committed member of the Management Consulting Association (MCA), the UK’s professional body underpinning our commitment to excellence, and have been recognised by the Financial Times as a leading UK consultancy for our work in public sector procurement.

Making a purposeful choice

With social value high on the agenda, we’re already delivering social value programmes for government commercial functions bringing method and expertise.

Within Proxima, our ‘Proxima with Purpose’ initiative, led by employees, focuses on how Proxima and our team can positively contribute to society.

‘Proxima with Purpose’ is aligned to six UNSDGs and covers many Proxima initiatives such as NetZero, Living Wage, work experience schemes and working with social enterprises, through to education and community schemes such as our DE&I framework, gender and racial equality networks and charitable giving schemes.

Our UK corporate charity is Together For Short Lives.

Let’s talk.

If you are looking to drive purposeful and profitable change, get in touch.

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