Internal client

As an internal client or budget holder, you are the one who notices the need to purchase a product or service. You also determine the scope of the assignment, ideally in liaison with the project team. You are the one who contributes to the circular ambition and formulates the boundary conditions.

Circular procurement requires the internal organisation to be prepared for the design of a circular procurement process. What role do you play in this as an internal client? The following steps will be important to you.

Internal organisation – these are your steps

Click on the steps to discover how your internal organisation needs to prepare for a circular procurement process:

Procurement process – these are your steps

Click on the step to design a circular procurement process from the perspective of your role:

💡 Tips

  • Think about what added value circularity can have for your assignment. Invite input for this from potential suppliers. Ask them about the benefits of circularity for you as an end user. You’ll then be able to more effectively include this as an objective in the formulation of the assignment.
  • Circular procurement sometimes requires a larger initial investment, but at the same time can lead to lower maintenance costs or a higher residual value. Try to set aside an integrated budget for this. And have suppliers compete not on a low purchase value, but on a low total cost of ownership (TCO).

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