At the heart of public sector procurement, no matter where in the world you are, is the ability to demonstrate that taxpayers’ money is being spent wisely. This means first, ensuring buyers have the right skills for the task, and second, that effective governance is in place for supply assurance and compliance.
Nothing stands still in the public sector. With ever-increasing regulation making procurement more complex, and budget cuts placing a huge strain on resources, the need to advance procurement performance has never been greater.
Via the Partnership for Public Procurement we have a resource-rich website that provides essential resources, tools, guidance and standards, bringing procurement best practice and professionalism to public sector groups all over the world.
And, having worked with the NHS SBS, the Home Office, DWP, the Audit Commission, the Cabinet Office, Government Procurement, the Metropolitan Police, DEFRA and many other national, regional and local government agencies, CIPS is well placed to help public sector organisations to professionalise and upskill your purchasing and supply function.