Corporate Services

A large financial service provider in South Africa had a need for deep procurement subject matter expertise in the marketing, human resources, and IT as part of the company’s cost reduction program.┬áThe company also had a requirement for more accurate and complete B-BBEE reporting including consolidation of multiple B-BBEE reports across numerous business units. The company did not have the internal subject matter expertise, not the project management capability to deliver the project.


Caliba was engaged over a 9-month period to manage the project, which included:

  • Development of spend category strategies for Marketing, HR and IT.
  • Engagement with executive management and steering committees, to present the strategies for approval.
  • Pre-qualify Tenderers and lead multiple complex tenders.
  • Negotiate with Tenderers to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Develop the services contracts for signing.


Caliba delivered the following outcome:

  • Multiple category strategies that were well received by business and approved.
  • Cost saving targets achieved across all categories in scope, especially in IT.
  • Improved the awareness of Procurement in the business, showcasing the value-add Procurement could offer.
  • Business engagement significantly improved.
  • Contracts in place cover all spend in scope.