Home Office reviews spend

15 March 2007
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15 March 2007

The new Home Office buying chief is reviewing its £2.5 billion-a-year spend as part of his plan to improve the department's procurement strategy.

The "90-day plan" was introduced by John Collington, who became the group commercial director at the beginning of January. He will present his findings to the board at the end of this month.

"I have spent time speaking to stakeholders, staff and suppliers and will make my recommendations at the end of this month," he told SM. "This is an execution of what I believe makes world-class procurement and getting board approval is the fourth element."

He will also hold a series of events to discuss his plan with the department's major suppliers. The Home Office currently has 18,000 suppliers on its books and is responsible for prisons, immigration and passports.

Neil Bentley, CBI director of public services, recently said the Home Office had "excellent commercial understanding" (News focus, 15 February).


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