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B.A.(Hons) MSc
PGCE Introduction to Teaching Certificate
PRINCE 2 Practitioner


Scott Parfitt is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) a Full Member of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) and also a PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Scott’s main area of interest is Public Sector Procurement and undertakes regular work with Welsh Government (Value Wales) and Cardiff Council. Scott works closely with Cardiff Council’s Commissioning and Procurement Team and acts as a “Critical Friend”. Scott is also a Project Board Member for Source Regional (evolved from Source Cardiff). Source Regional contains representation from Cardiff Council, Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Torfaen and Value Wales. Scott is also a member of Welsh Government Creative Procurement Forum.

At USW Scott Parfitt is currently the Course Leader for “BSc. (Hons) Logistics Procurement and Supply Chain Management”. Scott also delivers the CIPS professional course. Scott has been teaching at the USW/University of Glamorgan since 2003 within the disciplines of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Scott holds the E-moderators’ certificate and is qualified to deliver postgraduate course through virtual learning environments.Scott is also a trained KTP supervisor and a 4 times Faculty Excellence In Teaching and Learning (ELTA) prize winner with the latest being awarded in September 2013. in 2016 Scott was a Student Choice nominee for Best Supervisor and Best Course Leader. Scott is also a member of the CIPS Academic Forum. In 2016 Scott become a “Critical Friend” to Cardiff City FC Foundation. Scott will also be returning as part of the forthcoming Research Excellence.


Course Leader:
Full Time and Part Time
BSc. Logistics Procurement and Supply Chain
BA Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Full Time
MSc Strategic Procurement Management
Msc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Public Sector Procurement Subject Lead


Commissioned Research
Ringwald R, Parfitt S & Williams G (2012) Value Wales study of Procurement Low Value Advertising with the following objectives:
a) A study of the thresholds for advertising, and competition i.e. requests for quotation (RFQ) and invitation to tender (ITT) used across Wales.
b) Identification of the extent to which contracting authorities in Wales are using approved lists of suppliers and how such lists are being managed and maintained.
c) To establish if there is a correlation between the number of professional procurement staff and the thresholds at which contracts are advertised.
d) To compare performance in Wales with practice across the UK and Europe.

Parfitt S and Ringwald R (2011) Source Cardiff Study: Evaluate the key elements of their proposed Commissioning and Procurement Strategy 2011-2014 and the potential for improving supplier access to Cardiff Council’s procurement opportunities.

Academic publications
Howells, L. Parfitt, S. Robinson, S., Sarter, E,K. (2020) New development: Myth or reality? The public sector’s growing appetite to procure from the third sector. Public Money & Managemen

White, G.R.T., Parfitt, S., Lee, C., Mason-Jones, R. (2016) Challenges to the Development of Strategic Procurement: a meta-analysis of organisations in the public and private sectors. Strategic Change, 25(2), in-press.

Thomas A., Ringwald, R,. Parfitt, S,. Davies, A,. Elwyn, J,. An empirical analysis of Lean Six Sigma implementation in SMEs ‐ a migratory perspective International Journal of Quality &amp Reliability Management 31(8) · August 2014

Deasy, M., White, G. R. T., Parfitt, S. and Ringwald, K., (2014). ‘Asymmetric Procurement in the Public Sector’, Strategic Change: briefings in entrepreneurial finance, February.

Ringwald R & Parfitt S (2011) Is reflective practice the key to survival for small independent retailers? Evidence from South-East Wales. Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Volume 12, Issue 5, 2011 Special Issue: Reflective Learning in Management, Development & Education

Moss, G.A., Parfitt, S. and Skinner, H. (2009) Men and women: do they value the same things in mainstream nightclubs and bars? Tourism and Hospitality Research, 9(1), pp. 61-79

Skinner, H., Kubacki, K., Parfitt, S., and Moss, G. (2008) “Polish Nightclubs and Bars: Management Insights into what Customers Really Want”, Journal of East European Management Studies, Vol.13 No.2, pp.154-169.Research

Kubacki, K, Skinner, H, Parfitt, S and Moss, G (2007) “Comparing nightclub customers’ preferences in existing and emerging markets”, The International Journal of Hospitality Management, 26 (4), pp.957-973

Skinner, H. Moss, G. and Parfitt, S (2005). “Nightclubs & Bars: what do customer really want?” International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management


Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (MCIPS)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).


Critical Friend:
Cardiff Council Comissioning and Procurement
Cardiff City Football Foundation

Member of Welsh Government Creative Procurement Forum.

Project Board Member for Source Regional (Cardiff Council, Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Torfaen, Value Wales).

A member of CIPS Academic Forum.

Previous Roles

A member of Welsh Government’s Economic Impact Assessment Group.

2007-2015 A committee member on the South Wales Innovative Modern Management (

Careers Wales Education Business Partnerships (EBP) Ambassador

Journal Reviewer for Education + Training.
ISSN: 0040-0912.


A member of the research team that undertook the Barriers to Procurement (Value Wales 2009/10)

KTP Cardiff County Council Category Management (2009-2011). The KTP Projected helped Cardiff deliver £18 million pounds of saving over a 5 year period.

Cardiff Council (2011) Source Cardiff Study

Value Wales (2012) Assessing the impact of Procurement Advertising Thresholds
Strategic Insight Programme (S.I.P.) with Gareth White, to investigate contract success factors in a provider of automation solutions to the automotive industry (May 2012).

Ringwald, K. Parfitt, S. Ndrecaj, V. (2014) An Analysis of the Construction Industry in Wales with the following objectives:
1. To understand the composition of the construction industry in Wales (both indigenous Welsh companies and those who are Wales based)
2. To understand which companies are targeting public sector contracts as a source of revenue?

Ringwald, K. Parfitt, S. White, G. Ndrecaj, V. Miller, C. (2016) Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) “Pre Commercial Procurement”. A review of the operation of SBRI in Wales from the initial project in 2012 to the ten projects operating as at May 2015.


Conference Papers
Parfitt, S. Lee, C. Milligan, S. (2018) Skills for Procurement and Supply Chain – Managing Your Supply of Talent Procurex Wales.

Ringwald, K. Ndrecaj, V. and Parfitt, S. (2015) Pre-Commercial Procurement: Challenges for procurement professionals and SME suppliers in pursuit of innovation for the public sector. 24rd Annual Conference of the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA). 29th March – 1Aprill 2015, The VU University Amsterdam,

Ringwald, K. Parfitt, S. Ndrecaj, V. (2014) Developing Competitive Advantage for SMEs in the Construction Industry Welsh Perspective. 37th Annual Conference of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). 5- 6 November 2014, Manchester.

Ringwald R, Parfitt S, (2013) “’’Be careful what you wish for”. The impact of low-value contract advertising on SMEs and the Public Sector.” The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference.

Ringwald R, Parfitt S, Ndrecaj V, (2013) “Entrepreneurial learning through reflective practice. Competitive advantage for small independent retailers.” The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference

A. J Thomas, S Parfitt, K Ringwald, A Davies, E G John (2012) 2012 “Defining a Strategic Framework to Achieve Manufacturing Growth”, EIBA Conference.

Ringwald R, Parfitt S (2012) Sub-OJEU Advertising: Implications for the Public Sector and SMEs. Capital Cardiff Conference

Robinson S, Ringwald R, Parfitt S and Hurrell S (2011) Local Government Procurement Policies for Local Economic Development. Commonwealth Local Government Conference

Ringwald R, Lee C & Parfitt S (2010) Can SME Win Public Sector Business. Public Sector Procurement Conference organised by COMEX.

Ringwald R & Parfitt S (2010) A four-factor fight-back: Small independent retailers response to chain-store competition. The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference

Ringwald R, Lee C & Parfitt S (2009) Falling at the First Fence: The buyers perspective on systems to support SME pre qualification for public sector contracts. The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference

Interested In
SME Access to Public Sector Opportunities
Purchasing Category Management Private Sector
Purchasing Category Management Public Sector
Supplier Relationship Management
Customer Relationship Management
Supply Chain Management
Public Sector Procurement
Market Orientated Supply Chains
The Impact of Location within Retailing

Areas of Expertise

Public Sector Procurement, Procurement Category Management, Social Value in Procurement, Retail & Supply Chain Management, Barriers to Procurement, Procurement Maturity Assessments, Supplier Relationship Management & Services Marketing, Marketing for Purchasers, Supply Chain Management, E-Business, Online Learning.

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