By Angela Tesoriero
Local government can be a major stimulus for trade and is always an industrious centre of activity. As a result, the financial crisis has no doubt caused councils to review purchasing policies with an ultimate goal of making demonstrable savings.
But savings do not always have to present themselves against a purchase price. Savings can be made in time, efficiency and environmental impact, as long as good practice exists.
Adopting a ‘smart’ approach to procurement can be a way for councils to make much desired savings. So before automatically assuming that a tender is the way to procure, the following should be considered… MORE>>
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