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Call for procurement reform to cut costs and delivery times

15 October 2010
The cost of building new roads is 33% higher than in Europe
The cost of building new roads is 33% higher than in Europe
 

South Yorkshire PTE is considering radical reforms to contractual arrangements that would cut costs and establish more co-operative working relationships with suppliers.

Tim Rivett, SYPTE head of information and technology, told last month’s Travel 2020 conference that inflexible approaches to specifying IT projects had resulted in a waste of public funds and would come under increasing scrutiny in the wake of next week’s Comprehensive Spending Review. He said he had been...

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