Civil Service World, 7 March 2016

Civil Service World wrote an article on government procurement in the wake of Reform‘s report, Cloud 9: the future of public procurement.

It highlighted how the government could build on the experience of G-Cloud to date and increase e-procurement. Recommendations included “creating “a healthier attitude towards risk” among procurement staff by introducing performance-related pay; scaling up pre-market engagement with potential suppliers by moving more of it online, and ensuring that the proposed Crown Marketplace is a single portal for e-procurement that is accompanied by an integrated payment function.” Procurement talent within the civil service could also be extended by limiting staff rotation and extending secondments to and from the private sector.

“Mosseri-Marlio said potential savings on offer represented “three-quarters of the annual cost of the police service in England and Wales”.

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Read the full article here.