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Strength in numbers: improving police IT procurement

27/09/18

Helen Olsen Bedford Publisher

"With 43 separate police forces, the police don't present to the market as an efficient buyer," Ben Nelson, head of commercial at the Police ICT Company tells UKA Live.

But the Police ICT Company is changing that - it supports police in England and Wales to look at efficient ways to procure IT systems, helping individual police organisations to team up as a 'single entity' and improve the muscle of their buying power. 

Here Nelson explains how the company is making impressive savings for the police through aggregation, such as through the establishment of procurement frameworks, commercial agreements and single price offerings with mobile operators. He also outlines some ambitious plans for the future.

 

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