Congratulations to the Office for Students’ Finance Team who were awarded the ‘Team of the Year’ Award this month at the annual Government Finance conference. The award is in recognition of the team’s role in setting up the OfS and supporting the set-up of Research England and the closure of the Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) and Office for Fair Access; working with the HR and IT teams to deliver the implementation of Workday; and laying the annual accounts before Parliament within six weeks of year end (the fastest in the public sector). HM Treasury have made a video to celebrate their success which can be viewed here. FINANCE FUNCTIONS TEAM OF THE YEAR

This is a fantastic achievement for the team, particularly given these awards cover all government departments, agencies and arms-length bodies, and this year had over 70 nominations.

MCP2 are proud to have supported HEFCE during the transition to the OfS with a range of procurement services. This has included managing the supplier selection, mobilisation and contract management of key projects that enabled the team’s success, such as the Workday finance management solution and the Digital Data and Technology programme, as well as supporting the establishment of an in-house procurement function.