Public Sector: Procurement

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Stephen McPartland Stephen McPartland Conservative, Stevenage

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to encourage electronic procurement and invoicing across the public sector as a means of delivering cost savings and efficiency gains.

Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

The Government fully supports measures that simplify and streamline the procurement process, including the use of electronic procurement and invoicing. Under the principles of Lean Sourcing, all central Government procurements are required to use the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) compliant e-sourcing tools to help manage the full process. If an organisation does not have access to its own e-sourcing tools, it can use those available through the Government Procurement Service.

Additionally, issuing and responding to bids via our Dynamic Marketplace is done electronically, making the procurement process quicker and more cost-effective.

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