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About Government Procurement Service

Government Procurement Service is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office. Our overall priority is to provide procurement savings for the UK Public Sector as a whole and specifically to deliver centralised procurement for Central Government Departments.

The centralisation, standardisation and aggregation of spend on common goods and services is a key mechanism to deliver significant, sustainable cost reductions to Government. Operating at the heart of Government Procurement, we are playing a key role delivering expert sourcing, category and centralised data management.

Government Procurement Service is a Trading Fund, using a supplier commission model to fund operations and support continuous improvement in Government’s procurement capability. We are the largest Professional Buying Organisation (PBO) in the public sector and the only one with a legal remit to trade across the whole of UK public sector.

Our value for money, commercial procurement solutions are fully EU compliant and cover energy, travel, fleet, office solutions, professional services, ICT, eCommerce and property & facilities management, saving customers time and money.

In 2010-11, we managed £7.6bn of customer spend through our procurement arrangements and services, working with 14500 organisations in Central Government, Health, Local Government, Devolved Administrations, Education and the Not for Profit sector.

Organisational priorities

We are committed to improving service delivery through increased customer focus and commercialism. To meet our stretching strategic objectives set and to drive a programme of continuous improvement, our key areas of focus are:

  • Driving the delivery and development of the Government Procurement Service
  • Continued delivery of savings
  • ‘e’Enablement of our operations
  • Operational and financial efficiency
  • Development and retention of high quality professional staff