Understanding the collaborative procurement strategy

This page explains the current approach to 'collaborative procurement'.

What is 'collaborative procurement'?

Collaborative procurement is defined as the 'centralisation of the procurement of goods and services which are repetitive and common to multiple organisations'.

What is the collaborative procurement strategy?

The collaborative procurement strategy was agreed by the Procurement Board on 6 June 2013. 

The aims of the collaborative procurement strategy are to: 

  • maximise the potential for aggregation by CPD and its clients through category management 
  • explore opportunities for collaboration between Centres of Procurement Expertise (CoPEs) on an agreed range of supplies and services 
  • allow CPD to benchmark prices across CoPEs and other jurisdictions
  • benefit from aggregated arrangements established by Crown Commercial Services or its partners, when appropriate 

Understanding the strategy in practice 

CPD has published a guidance note which describes the approach in detail.

Annual update on collaborative procurement

Each year an update on collaborative procurement is published by CPD - read the latest update  

Learn about collaborative arrangements currently in place

Public sector clients and enterprises interested in selling to government may wish to learn more about arrangements currently in place, and who can access these frameworks and contracts. 

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