I thought that it was interesting last week that John Collington has unveiled a plan that will see a quarter cut from £13 billion-a-year spending in nine areas. John is the head of procurement for the Cabinet Office’s Efficiency and Reform Group (ERG), and at a conference he revealed nine spend categories that will be transformed over nine months.
The one that is of interest to us is advertising and media which will be tackled by next September 2011. But as it is not clear the future of the COI, I wonder how they are thinking that they are going to tackle it. Will they look at bringing in consultants that know this area as to date I have seen little procurement experience in public sector organisations of knowledge of the marketing category. Be interesting to watch this space on this one.