Efficiency Measurement Model
The Efficiency Measurement Model (EMM) and now, its new online replacement MEASURE, have been developed to help Heads of Procurement to capture savings or efficiency data in a methodical way. The aim of procurement is to obtain the best possible value for money for the institution and increasingly there is a requirement to identify and record the worth of the value for money achieved. The EMM is based on the "Value Measurement Guidance Notes" published by Heriot Watt University and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply's Universities Sub-Committee.
Getting access to MEASURE
To start using MEASURE, use the Procureweb website to register with Spikes Cavell. You will then be provided with information on the available training
(a) provided by SpikesCavell on how to input data to MEASURE. Sessions are availalbe each week and you will simply reserve a slot; and
(b) provided via Procureweb on how to identify and calculate the value of the efficiences you will enter in MEASURE
The Models capture data on a project by project basis. This is then analysed and presented in both tables and graphs, which can be incorporated into institutional annual reviews as well as forwarded to the Funding Councils for aggregation and the generation of sector-wide reports.
Five types of measurement for achieving efficiencies have been identified:
The model then presents the data in three ways:
- Type of Measurement - under each of the headings given above
- Cash Releasing (or Cashable) and Non Cash Releasing (or Uncashable) Efficiencies (ie does the reported efficiency result in funds that are available to spend on something else)
- Lead Department
Institutions should use the models to record efficiencies and report these to its Funding Council for inclusion in statistical returns for the sector to Government.
Information on MEASURE and instructions on its use are all available on-line within the MEASURE itself.
Links to the EMM and support materials are available for download in the Matching Resources section at the top right-hand section of this page. Please download and read the User Guide before downloading the Demo or Live versions of the model.
NOTE - The Procurement Efficiency Survey (formally the EMM Return) is available via Procureweb. If you have lost the link please contact Simon Davies from Procureweb.