Public Sector: Procurement

Cabinet Office written question – answered at on 9 July 2012.

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Photo of Stephen Phillips Stephen Phillips Conservative, Sleaford and North Hykeham

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department is taking to encourage a transition to e-procurement in the public sector.

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

The Government fully support 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 for 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 the Government's Dynamic Marketplace is done electronically, making the procurement process quicker and more cost-effective.

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