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As Chair of the National Project Board since it was created (known then as the Partner Brigades Group) I have had first hand experience of bringing collaborative procurement to the fire and rescue services.

The ICP Project as it is now has not been without its challenges and disappointments and there will be further hurdles to be overcome in the future. However, the Project is now at a well-developed stage and enjoys considerable financial, practical and personal support from a number of organisations, government departments and key stakeholders. Given that the project has now reached invitation to negotiate (ITN2) stage, I thought it was timely to provide an update on recent developments and future actions with the procurement process. …

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