Below is a summary, and implications for police and crime commissioners (PCCs), of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report: Police Procurement, published on 17 September 2013.
It recommended greater collaboration between forces on procurement, better spending data to enable comparison between forces and that the Home Office should provide better evidence to police forces and PCCs of the savings that could be made via the police procurement hub.
It also recommended training for procurement officers and that the Home Office should determine where the greatest benefits can be achieved through standardisation or national procurement and set a clear timeframe for forces to come to agreement on them.
A one page summary of the key points is given below:
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