Defence Non-Equipment Procurement & Contracting Branch Complex Procurement Integration Review

Cogent was engaged by Defence to undertake a review of a range of issues pertaining to the transfer of complex procurement activities currently provided by DSO- Vic/Tas and DSO-Cent/West to NECP Branch within the Chief Operating Officer’s organisation. The scope of the review required Cogent to provide detailed recommendations for achieving the optimum integration of complex procurement activities and workloads currently being undertaken in the three separate complex procurement organizational elements.

In conducting the review Cogent undertook extensive data gathering and analysis. Of particular value to the outcome was the consultation phase. In addition to the normal one-on-one consultation, Cogent conducted two very successful workshops with Defence personnel involved in the delivery of complex contracting services at the three sites.