JSSM  Vol.4 No.3 , September 2011
Why Collaborate on Local Government Procurement? The Experience of UK Councils
ABSTRACT
Within the UK public sector considerable encouragement has been given to working collaboratively on procurement. Although purchasing consortia have been a feature of the UK local government landscape and a shared services model has begun to emerge, little empirical research has been reported on whether other procurement collaborations take place, why organisations collaborate on procurement projects, what are the perceived risks and what type of procurement projects are considered suitable for collaboration. This paper reports on explorative research, to establish the answer to those questions. Suggestions are made for those considering procurement collaborative projects and further research.

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nullJ. Murray, P. Rentell, T. Holland and S. Locker, "Why Collaborate on Local Government Procurement? The Experience of UK Councils," Journal of Service Science and Management, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2011, pp. 325-333. doi: 10.4236/jssm.2011.43038.
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