Police nab gold standard

Winning the gold standard re-accreditation of the institute’s Corporate Certification Standard, the organisation demonstrated leading procurement processes, strategies, policies and procedures. The accolade is recognised as the global standard for top-quality procurement and is held by just 121 organisations worldwide.

Following its audit of the procurement activity carried out by the MPS, CIPS described it as: “One of the leaders of procurement within the public sector.”

Receiving the award, Stephen Greenhalgh, deputy mayor of London for Policing and Crime, highlighted the key role procurement services play in supporting the MPS in light of the demanding changes it faces.

DC Craig Mackey, Deputy Commissioner of the Met Police, said the award was an important recognition of the team’s hard work.

Ian Schollar, Head of Organisational Certification at CIPS, said: “The MPS’ senior management team demonstrated real support for procurement services and clearly understand its contribution to commercial decision-making and meeting the strategic goals of the organisation.”

Originally published in SM Magazine September 2013
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