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Karis Lucano

Procurement Consultant

I began my career with Tenet Education Services in December 2018 as a full time Procurement Consultant as a part of Tenet’s On Demand Team based in the South East.  However, I already had a really good knowledge and understanding of both Tenet as a company and its employees through my previous role at Tenet’s sister company Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) where I contract managed the IT frameworks for 2 years.

As a part of Tenet’s On Demand Team, I manage a variety of one off tender projects for our customers.  These can be for any requirements the customer may have, for example Building Cleaning Services, to Mechanical & Electrical Maintenance Services, IT tenders etc.  Also, using a variety of different procurement processes to provide the customer with an excellent finished contract at the end of the process, for example, running full OJEU restricted or open tender, further competitions using frameworks etc.  I manage the customer’s tender process for them from start to finish, from collating requirements and building tender documents, to holding site visits and presentations to evaluating supplier responses and issuing formal feedback letters to suppliers.

My role is home based with travel to different customer locations in the local area depending on the project I am working on.  I really enjoy this part of my job and having the opportunity to visit customers face to face to discuss their requirements.  Also, despite being home based, colleagues are always at the end of a phone or email if you have any questions or need some advice! I also really enjoy having the opportunity to work on a variety of tender projects for an array of customer requirements.  I feel this has greatly helped in developing both my procurement knowledge and knowledge of Education sector contracts.

I’m currently studying to achieve my CIPS Qualifications and I am in the final year of my studies which I hope to complete next year.  Tenet have been great and really supportive throughout my studies, helping to fund the course costs which has enabled me to further develop and build on my procurement knowledge and expertise.  Both Tenet and CPC have fully supported me throughout the last two years whilst I have been studying, allowing time out of the business to take exams etc.

I really enjoy my role as Procurement Consultant for Tenet Education Services and the variety and flexibility that working as part of the On Demand Team offers.  I look forward to continuing to develop my knowledge and skills both through CIPS training and through working as a part of the On Demand Team!