Altus has delivered £325m savings for our clients since 2004.

Procurement is part of our business. We offer independent expert advice on everything to do with the procurement including; Print and Postal, Couriers, Express & Parcel (CEP), Outsourcing and more.

Procurement Strategy
Business advantage through more effective procurement.
Supply Chain Management
Our experts are here to help you manage your supply chain.
Cost Reduction
Strategies, consulting, benchmarking, negotiating - all delivering value and savings.

Let's see how much we could save you with our industry leading procurement strategies.

Why choose Altus?


Our motivation is to provide our clients with independent, impartial and market leading services to help them achieve the best services and solutions for their needs.
This will result in cost reduction without compromising the quality of service and we will ensure you find the right provider for all your needs through a process which provides insight and transparency.

Our specialists will work as part of your team and we can also offer full procurement management services. We have written PQQ, PFI, RFP, ITT for many major brands and have facilitated the entire process through to negotiation and contract award – then designed and implemented the new solution. As we are completely independent we have been involved as client advisors and at different times businesses have engaged Altus services to assist drafting responses to RFP’s. 
As Altus are fiercely independent we always ensure there are never conflicts of interest that could compromise our reputation.

As Altus are fiercely independent we always ensure there are never conflicts of interest that could compromise our reputation.




We will provide you with advice and consultation on all of the following and more:

  • Procurement planning and strategy.
  • Business Case – desirable, viable, achievable and continued business justification.
  • Business needs analysis.
  • Requirement gathering – Statement of Requirements (SOR).
  • Documenting and defining your expected return on investment.
  • Assessing and testing the market.
  • Creating tender documentation – PPQs, RFIs, RFPs, RFQs and ITTs.
  • Managing the tender procurement process – right through to supplier selection, negotiation, contract award and the management of design and implementation of new solution.
  • Training and development of procurement / bid teams.

Whether you need assistance with a single element of the process, such as creating tender documents or using our knowledge of potential suppliers to invite to tender we can help you. Alternatively you may need a complete service where we run the entire contract specification & award process.  Every tender engagement is tailor-made to meet your exact requirements and deliver the desired outcomes.

Our services can also be utilised to scrutinise after you have kicked off the tender process. For example: we can give independent, impartial assessment advice on bid responses you have received from either incumbent or prospectus suppliers – giving you peace of mind.

Our clients love what we did for them

Brian Mahady
Finance Director, First Data
I had the privilege of working with the team at Altus as the company reviewed our print & postal costs. They were dedicated professionals demonstrating a high level of integrity. Altus are results driven, proactive, broad-minded and well organized. They are an example to consultancy firms. I would highly recommend Gary to anyone anywhere in the world.
Simon Partridge
Director & General Manager, Xerox
The team at Altus has excellent subject matter expertise, and are extremely customer centric in their approach and Gary Sweeney in particular is an absolute team player. He is personable, responsive and provided genuine value in every engagement.
Dean Smith
Divisional Director, Adare
In order to deliver value to our client base you need excellent partners. Altus provides this in spades; not only delivering solutions and guidance on legislation but more importantly providing tailored consultancy to help deliver optimised solutions. Gary Sweeney’s knowledge of the market is second to none.
Frank Robertson
Senior Manager, HBOS
When HBOS wanted to consolidate their postal infrastructure and take advantage of new opportunities in the postal market they turned to Altus. We have worked together over several years and they have delivered significant recurring savings for our business.
Alison Matthews
Customer Service Manager, United Utilities
One of the benefits we received from working with Altus was the value they added throughout a number of procurement exercises. They worked closely with us to secure winning bids and their expertise was a key factor in our success.
Brenda Stevenson
Chairperson, Resolvecall
Resolvecall’s mailing services to customer is at the heart of our business. Although we have an excellent understanding of postal services, we wanted additional expertise to enhance customer benefits so we Altus involved.
Ken Burrell
Head of Procurement & Facilities Management, Allied Irish Bank
It was excellent to be able to work with Altus who are such an enthusiastic, informed and capable supplier. I was delighted with the added value that Altus provided our procurement process and even more delighted with the savings they delivered.
Andrew Hobbs
Supplier Relationship Manager, RSA Group
One of our major suppliers had proposed a change in our processes in the area of postal management. We asked Altus to provide an independent assessment and their approach was professional, rigorous and thorough. Their unique knowledge and skills have been invaluable to our business.
Gordon Samson
Managing Director, Williams Lea Tag
Altus are professional, responsive and our retained postal management partner over a number of years. They offer a refreshing approach and have delivered significant cost savings. They bring deep insight and best practice. I would not hesitate in engaging their consultancy and managed solutions.
Cara Murphy
Senior Manager, Lloyds Banking Group
The overall cost effectiveness and efficiency of our operation improved considerably thanks to the involvement of the Altus management team. It was a pleasure working with such motivated and knowledgable consultants.
Martin Street
Global Head of Procurement Operations, HSBC
HSBC worked with the team at Altus on a number of projects and were delighted with contribution and expertise that they brought to the business. Overall, they added real value and delivered significant savings.
Ken Rose
Head of Business Services, Sage UK (Ltd)
Altus is a key business partner of Sage. They have an excellent understanding of our needs and requirements and they have managed to save us in excess of 20% of our Postal Estate costs since we started working with them.

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Our approach is structured and practical and is based on six phases of activity and 12 streams of work.