Through centralised purchasing
At the beginning of every budget year, all FPS departments draw up a list of all their needs. These lists are centralised by the Purchasing department, which is able to identify all the needs at the same time, and better control and manage expenses and therefore the budget. Furthermore, , these lists allow to meet expectations.
The purchase in harmony/in line with the need The buyer focuses on the main functions of the object he intends to buy , in order to respond effectively to the needs and not to overload the expense with options or accessories that are not very useful.
By considering the "Total Cost of Ownership" when making a choice
When making a choice, the Purchasing department takes into account- in addition to the cost of acquisition - all the direct and indirect costs, all the advantages and disadvantages related to the product throughout its life cycle. For example, when purchasing a printer, the price of cartridges, repairs, the price of paper if it is specific to its requirements, etc. are taken into account.
Integration of sustainable development themes
The purchasing department has made a habit of favouring and encouraging "green" choices. For example, it systematically recommends choosing "green" products in its suppliers' catalogues.
When drawing up the specifications, the selection criteria, award criteria and/or technical specifications are rated for sustainability from the outset.