Innovating in public sector procurement

Knowledge Transfer

Wednesday 17 November 2010
Chair: Seb Elsworth, Director of Strategy, ACEVO
Speakers 

  • Martin Chown, Director of Business Procurement, OGC Buying Solutions
  • John Warrington, Deputy Director of Procurement, Department of Health
    Click here to download this speaker's PowerPoint Presentation.
  • Nigel Kletz, Assistant Director of Corporate Procurement Services, Birmingham City Council
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Overview

  • Click here to download the PPG briefing paper ('pre-put') for this event (PDF).

The government spends over £125 billion per year on a wide range of goods and services but does it use this spending clout to best advantage?

The Gershon Review highlighted the costs of procurement processes and recommended using online methods to decrease costs.

There has also been a focus on sustainability and the increased use of procurement relations with SMEs. How consistently have these suggestions be taken forward?  

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