In this issue's soapbox, Ken Cole says that English buyers could learn a lot from their Scottish counterparts when it comes to efficiency.
"Within a short period of time, Scottish public services have made rapid
progress in driving out costs and redeploying scarce resources at a
pace its English counterparts could only dream of. Why? Perhaps most
importantly, McClelland advocated a cross-sector approach to
procurement to rid the public sector of overlap, duplication, missed
opportunities and a poor use of scarce procurement resources."
How can Scottish buyers help their English counterparts make efficiency savings?