Government needs to give departmental procurement function higher priority – Heseltine

Supply Management leads on an otherwise little reported aspect of Michael Heseltine’s strategy for growth.

Central Government Departments need to recognise the importance of their procurement function in contributing to stimulating and driving growth.

Pay restraint should be relaxed to enable all departments to appoint Chief Procurement Officers. Whilst there is certainly so much scope for this to go disastrously wrong, we fully support the motivation.

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