Review of Public Procurement in Scotland - Report and Recommendations
20 Highlight of Review Conclusions
- Some progress made to date but not consistently across the whole public sector
- Specific good work has created some "islands of excellence"
- Urgent action required on governance issues
- Higher priority needed for procurement
- Action also required on resources and skills. Some investment is necessary
- Attention to basic practices essential to deliver already targeted financial savings
- More leadership needed from centre with policy being mandatory
- New approaches and supplier charter are required to address significant concerns held by suppliers
- Advanced procurement practices have to be pursued
- More collaboration also needed
- New "Commodity Centres of Expertise" - a vital step
- Achievement of superior performance will deliver Best Value and long-term savings above current targets
- Direction understood - missing ingredient is conviction to implement. A Procurement Reform Board is proposed in support of this. Ministerial support is a prerequisite.
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