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Home Affairs Committee report includes procurement practices

Jun 07, 2012

An article on outlines the Home Affairs Committee report into cost-savings in the Home Office. "In its report 'The Work of the Permanent Secretary (April-December 2011)', the committee identified significant savings made through improved procurement practices, which rose to £75m in the first three quarters of the 2011/12 financial year... Committee chair Keith Vaz said: "Progress has been made and we are pleased that the Home Office has accepted our previous recommendations on procurement. If it is to find £1.8bn savings it will have to look to new and innovative ways of service delivery through procurement." He added: "Serious concerns remain over the process of procurement. The committee believes moves towards greater private-sector involvement are being taken without clarity over their scope."" To read the full article, click here.

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