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Procurement report raises concern.(News)

The Inspectorate has released its final report on best value reviews of procurement, determining that best value cannot be regarded as the most suitable driver for the development of regional or national procurement strategies.

However, it does say that procurement will have implications for New Dimension arrangements--'inter-brigade co-operation will rely heavily on standardised appliances and equipment as well as procedures'. This would be assisted by purchasing large 'complex operational items to national specifications', which should not he overridden by' personal preferences of individual CFOs'. …

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