Lockheed Martin Acquires Amor Group, Gets a Foothold in eProcurement Services [Plus+]
Is it pointless for government – or indeed private sector businesses – to try and support smaller suppliers (SMEs)? We’ve been writing on Spend Matters UK/Europe about supplier diversity recently, and in a generally positive manner, so it may seem a counter-intuitive question to ask. But one major issue with offering that support was highlighted at the UK government’s Public Accounts Committee the other week. The PAC, as it is known, works to a format whereby the committee of politicians takes a report written by the National Audit Office and quizzes officials, suppliers, or others about the report’s content and related matters. This session was looking at the top outsourced service providers to government – firms such as Atos, Serco, and Capita.