Overview of this Transformational Strategy


Public procurement impacts broadly 20% of the UK’s GDP and is one of the principal mechanisms for the delivery of policy on behalf of the UK government. It is traditionally misunderstood, under-valued, under-led and under strength

Top executives in the private sector recognised these deficiencies in procurement a decade ago, and have driven substantial innovation to maximise shareholder value. It is now time for senior politicans, policy advisers, permanent secretaries, chief executives, heads of function, commercial and procurement directors to do the same and maximise public sector value. The size of the prize is considerable:

Reform of public procurement will eliminate a third of the UK’s structural deficit within the lifetime of this parliament.

It will make a substantial contribution to the remodelling and productivity of service delivery. And it has the power to stimulate economic growth, business innovation and big society. Public procurement needs to become a high quality, dynamic, pan-government delivery capability. This transformation is long overdue, and there is significant enthusiasm for it. This mould-breaking report pinpoints six performance pillars that can readily be harnessed to deliver multi-billion pound efficiency savings while enhancing service delivery and boosting UK competitiveness.

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Overview of this Transformational Strategy
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