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The Cabinet Office ensures value for money on its purchases through the use of pan-government deals for relevant goods and services that have been set up by the Government Procurement Service (GPS) and other Departments to enable it to exploit the benefits of Government's aggregated purchasing power in order to achieve better prices. Further savings are expected to be realised from the Government-wide efficiency programmes which the Cabinet Office has initiated, including:
the centralising of all common commodity procurement through contracts awarded and managed by GPS to maximise public sector buying power; the re-negotiation of deals with Government's largest suppliers; and the use of the Dynamic Marketplace for lower value procurements which will open up opportunities for SMEs to win Government business.
Savings achieved have contributed to a reduction in the Department’s procurement expenditure overall between 2009-10 and 2010-11 of almost 3%.