August Consulting provides procurement advice to new refinery

16 December 2022 Consultancy.com.au 3 min. read

Procurement and supply chain consultancy August Consulting has helped one of its oil & gas clients with the delivery of a large, complex refinery project.

The client company, a global leader in integrated energy solutions, designs, builds and maintains energy assets.

As part of the build of a new refinery, August Consulting helped the company deliver the project, providing strategic procurement advice and implementation support. The firm’s consultants guided the competitive tender process for several procurement packages, across a range of design, manufacture and supply requirements.

August Consulting provides procurement counsel to two clients

Among the activities August Consulting helped support were:

  • Preparing RFP/RFQ packages, incorporating both engineering and commercial requirements
  • Issuing the RFP/RFQ packages to the vendors and bid collections on time
  • Responding to pre- and post-submission clarifications
  • Formulating the commercial bid evaluation and recommendation to estimate, toshortlist & negotiate, and for award
  • Providing negotiation support

The outcome

Building on the work provided by August Consulting, the oil & gas company was able to maintain competitive tension throughout the procurement process, including best and final negotiations with shortlisted suppliers. This improved the company’s commercial outcomes from the process.

Reflecting on the collaboration, the client project manager stated: “AugustConsulting facilitated the strong execution of projects, ensuring they each had appropriate governance, stakeholder engagement, project plans, risk registers and regular reporting to be delivered within agreed timeframes.”

Founded in 2018, August Consulting specialises in procurement and supply chain services. Headquartered in Brisbane, the consulting firm services clients from diverse industries, including healthcare aged care, manufacturing, education, agriculture and oil and gas.