Strategic sourcing in the public sector

11 May 2011
>> Introduction: Taking the first steps

Strategic sourcing has fast become best practice in the private sector and makes for good practice in the public sector too.

Strategic sourcing initiatives have been around since the mid-nineties, and more recently the public sector has begun implementing similar initiatives. There are some differences between private sector and public sector and one key area is that public sector procurement activities are regulated largely through legislation and as such there will be local authority Contract Standing Orders or OJEU for open tender processes to follow. In general though where regulations apply in the public sector organisations will have to:

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