29 November 2007
Collaboration is key to coping with continued public sector savings pressures.
Central government and local authority buyers told SM
that working collaboratively - both with suppliers and each other - is one of the most effective ways to deal with demands for further efficiencies.
The 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR07) has left the sector with a target of £30 billion efficiency savings to be achieved in the next three years (News, 18 October
). And buyers speaking in SM'
s latest public sector supplement said they were ready to rise to the test. "I am excited and enthused by the challenge, because we have to demonstrate even more value for money than in the past," said John Collington, group commercial director at the Home Office.
Tackling large spend areas, such as waste, social services and construction, was another suggestion for handling the requirements of CSR07.UK readers can find the full article in the public sector supplement with this issue.