Guidelines for Use of Service Providers Directories

  • If you know the name of the service provider type in the name of the service provider in the Search for Service Provider box and click search
  • The service provider’s profile details will appear on the screen

To search for a Service Provider

  • Pick Lean Service Providers / Green Service Providers / Specialist Service Providers from the Provider Type drop-down list
  • Pick Sector from Sector Type drop-down list (this applies only to the Lean and Green Service Providers not to the Specialist Service Providers)
  • Pick Lean / Green / Specialist Functional Experience from the Functional Experience drop-down list, e.g. Lean – Agile Business
  • Service providers meeting your search criteria will appear on the screen

In choosing a potential service provider, users of the directory should take into account the relative importance of:

  • Specialist sectoral knowledge and experience
  • Breadth of experience across a range of sectors
  • Range of professional disciplines which the provider can offer
  • Proximity of the service provider
  • Experience with competitors or similar businesses
  • The fee rate per day, for short term and longer term assignments
  • Current availability
  • Recent client project list
  • References to contact

It is advisable that in addition to contacting and interviewing potential service providers, three quotations for the same work are sought from different service providers.