Maude: "Full visibility and transparency" were key in transforming government procurement leading to massive savings © Peter Spinney
Maude: "Full visibility and transparency" were key in transforming government procurement leading to massive savings © Peter Spinney

Francis Maude: “No one ever got fired for hiring IBM – until I took over”

Will Green is news editor of Supply Management
3 May 2017

Former Cabinet Office minister, Lord Francis Maude explains how he led a major transformation of government procurement and saved £50bn in five years.

 It is just after the general election of 2010, and some very senior civil servants are sitting around a table in the office of the new Cabinet Office (CO) minister Lord Francis Maude.

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