Building the Procurement Profession in Government†
- OGC, GPS(Government Procurement Service)
Subsequent to the publication of Transforming Government Procurement, the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) set out its priorities in its strategic review in January 2008, one of which was the launch of the Government Procurement Service (GPS) Reform Programme, of which this Strategy is a critical component. This has been endorsed by Commercial Directors/Procurement Heads of Profession across Government.
This document contains 10 recommendations that departments will adopt to deliver a strategy that:
- attracts and retains the best procurement talent;
- develops clear, structured career paths for professionals;
- supports the implementation and operation of a career management and succession planning strategy;
- builds and sustains corporate knowledge;
- reduces recruitment and other process costs; and
- reduces reliance on interims and consultants.
Following implementation in central Government departments, OGC will provide support to promote the Strategy to Executive Agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs). OGC will alwo explore the potential for embedding these principles in the wider public sector.