A review of collaborative procurement across the public sector

Authors:
NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE, AUDIT COMMISSION
Publisher:
National Audit Office; Audit Commission
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
18p.
Place of publication:
London

The National Audit Office and the Audit Commission have jointly produced this review which describes the landscape of collaborative procurement across the public sector. The review draws on research in central government, local government and the National Health Service (NHS) carried out during the summer and autumn of 2009. The research focused on spending on eight standard commodities that are common throughout the whole public sector (energy, vehicle fleet, travel, office solutions, information and communications technology, professional services, food, and construction) though the findings have wider applicability. It builds on other recent work on public sector procurement, including the Operational Efficiency Programme (April 2009) and the Roots Review (February 2009).

Subject terms:
local government finance, NHS, public expenditure, resource allocation, budgetary control, central government, collaboration;
Content type:
research
Location(s):
United Kingdom
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