Procurement Maturity Assessment (PMA) +

06 Jun
Procurement Maturity Assessment (PMA) +  


PMA+ has taken the best practice model and updated it to meet the changing needs of higher education. Designed to help universities take a step back and get an objective view of their procurement capability and capacity, PMA+ has been further developed to engage university executives in ensuring they are delivering excellent value for money, while providing additional support and a streamlined assessment process.


What’s in the ‘+’? PMA+ can help your university to:

• Elevate the importance of procurement efficiency to your senior executive team
• Drive qualitative input from key senior stakeholders including Finance Directors and decision makers behind major purchases, including Directors of Estates, ICT and Marketing
• Provide your Audit Committee with assurance that your institution is meeting sector benchmarks and performing both effectively and efficiently
• Demonstrate to the Office for Students that procurement best practice is delivering value


PMA+ makes it easier for you

PMA+ delivers greater impact for your institution without it meaning extra work for you. We’ve worked with procurement teams and responded to improvements you’ve suggested:

• We’ve streamlined the assessment question set to save you time but without compromising rigour
• All documentation has been migrated to the Office 365 platform so you have easier access and tracking capability
• We provide enhanced on-site advice to support you through the PMA+
• Our team carries out the senior stakeholder engagement during the assessment so that you can focus your time on procurement
• All this delivered by a team of professional procurement specialists with a wealth of experience from both higher education and the commercial sector.


Next Steps

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about the PMA+ and to schedule an initial consultation. One hundred HEIs have now participated in the PMA programme with an average score increase between assessments of 13%. The PMA+ is available at a cost of £5000 + VAT.


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