It’ amazing to see how much the Public bodies got involved in e-Sourcing and e-Procurement initiatives. It’s of course related to their massive indirect and non strategic spends which are very appropriate to experiment and generate short term saving. In UK, The OGC has issued in 2005 a compelling guide (66 pages) to e-Procurement for the public sector. A MUST read.
“”Responding to the UK government’s directive to transform public sector procurement from a paper-based, ‘labour-intensive’ process to an efficient, eCommerce discipline, central government departments and agencies as well as local government authorities across the country have made substantial progress in developing electronic procurement.”