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McLellan’s procurement services are designed to support our clients with the acquisition of industrial plant, services or works from pre-qualified equipment designers and suppliers. Our experienced staff use proven techniques to procure design, fabrication and equipment supply services at the best possible cost while still meeting the client’s requirements with regard to performance, quality and delivery. McLellan’s independence and transparent bidding and evaluation procedures ensure that competition between bidders is promoted and that the process is fair and open.

McLellan offers a full procurement consultancy service for clients in sectors such as mining and mineral processing, material handling, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and the process and manufacturing industries. An extensive industry knowledge gained over years of experience has enabled us to build up a database of proven suppliers and cost data from projects around the world.

The services offered by McLellan cover all stages of the procurement process. These include:

Identification of requirements:

  • Development of technical concept and concept engineering
  • Preparation of preliminary specifications

Identification of potential suppliers:

  • Supplier prequalification
  • Capability rankings


  • Generation of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and related Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS)
  • Preparation of tender enquiry documents - instructions to tender and technical and commercial requirements
  • Development of detailed tender specifications
  • Specification of engineering codes and standards
  • Evaluation of bids


  • Bid equalisation
  • Provision of technical clarifications
  • Negotiation and agreement of commercial terms and conditions, delivery terms, performance
  • guarantees and liquidated damages
  • Preparation of contract documents

Supplier liaison and surveillance:

  • Performance evaluation
  • Expediting
  • Quality planning
  • Inspection and manufacturing surveillance
  • Provision of shipping and delivery instructions
  • Payment approval