Procurement with CR

Procurement with CR

What is procurement?

CR supports the not-for-profit sector with free procurement solutions that bring the convenience and efficiency of a total buying and supplying process.

Procurement is defined as the overarching function that comprises the activities and processes to acquire goods and services. Importantly, and distinct from purchasing, procurement includes the following elements that impact significantly on your NFP’s financial and operational outcomes:

  • Identification and assessment of your organisation’s needs
  • Sourcing activities such as market research, vendor evaluation and contract negotiation
  • Transactional activities required to order and receive goods
  • Supply management
  • Outsourcing
  • Contract management
  • Developing strategic partner alliances


Procurement is more than just spending money. It is an opportunity to deliver a range of commercial benefits to your organisation. It is about managing a secure supply line that delivers pre-defined successes and better outcomes for all stakeholders. Procurement is external resource management; managing the supply base as a key strategic resource in the same way property professionals manage its estates, finance professionals its assets and HR professionals its human assets.

Why procure with CR?

  • Security of supply
  • Lower cost
  • Reduced risk
  • Improved quality
  • More added value
  • Greater efficiency
  • New innovations
  • A genuine commitment to your business outcomes
  • A greater understanding of your unique business needs
  • A free service

Call us today

Call 1300 248 724 now to speak to a CR Procurement Specialist. It’s completely free, and there are absolutely no obligations. We’re here to help your NFP.

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CR Procurement features:

  • Sustainable procurement
    One key outcome increasingly expected by organisations, regulators and stakeholders is environmentally sound supply solutions, or socially responsible and sustainable procurement. Procurement people are at the heart of exactly how to buy on environmental merit, as well as on commercial criteria. CR provides the expertise and resources for you to manage these considerations, with a range of sustainable supply solutions.
  • CR Specialist Procurement Advice
    We provide our Members with expert procurement management know-how, extensive knowledge of markets, technology and innovative processes to ensure a strategic advantage. Since 1997, CR has facilitated and negotiated procurement agreements for our Members, providing measurable savings and efficiencies across a range of solutions.
  • CR Aggregated Contracts
    CR develops partnerships with Australia’s leading brands and organisations,leveraging the buying power of all our 18,000 Members, backed by our unique expertise and knowledge of the not-for-profit sector.All our strategic partnerships have been selected following a stringent, quality assured process and are assigned a contract term with the option of extending.
  • CR Consultancy Services
    CR offers professional recommendations and, depending on the category,we also provide consulting services for Spend Analysis & Spend Management, Review & Advisory Services and Specialist Tendering & Contracting Activity to suit individual Member requirements.
  • CR is here for NFPs
    Our Members have more funds and time available to spend on their core mission, as a result of the savings and efficiencies inherent to our procurement agreements.Our collective purchasing program provides a wide range of discounted product and service solutions, along with efficiency gains, for our Members in Aged Care, Health, Education, Welfare groups and church groups.

Become a CR member today

Contact us now to discover out how CR can help you get the most value from procurement in your not-for-profit organisation.

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