The new Chief Procurement Officer for the UK government, Bill Crothers, gave a number of surprisingly open and interesting interviews in his first weeks in the job. He made some quite aggressive comments in terms of how large government suppliers had been exploiting their position – charging different prices to different parts of government, for instance. There was a clear message from him that government procurement was going to expect better deals and would use its leverage more aggressively to drive them.
CPO Corner: You Can’t Have Your Suppliers’ Cake and Eat It… [PRO]
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