According to Government Computing, techUK has launched a report which discusses how procurement can act as a tool for government to deliver its vision for the future of public services and use public sector procurement to help foster innovation in the supplier community.
From the article:
[The report] argues city chief digital officers and metro mayors should champion smarter procurement processes for their city or region to deliver more efficient and integrated ICT services. These leaders should also be working together with public sector finance and procurement leaders to collaborate with the tech industry to adopt meaningful pre-procurement engagement with the breadth of tech industry. It suggests this will help to better understand what innovations are available.
Niall Quinn, Procurement Director for Technology at the Crown Commercial Service said, “The UK benefits from one of the most vibrant and thriving tech ecosystems globally and the experience and innovation of the UK’s tech industry is a valuable resource for the public sector.”
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