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EU procurement rules 'should not be blamed'

25 January 2013

Public sector procurement should still be able to operate efficiently and effectively despite the EU regulations governing the sector, an expert has warned.

Speaking in front of the House of Commons Public Administration Committee, managing director of consultancy Marc1 and author of a 2012 review into public procurement Colin Cram said this has been used as an excuse too often.

Mr Cram also claimed that many of the regulations have had a positive impact overall, reports Supply Management.

"There can be improvements, but we have to be very careful we don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater," declared the managing director.

EU rules have brought more discipline to the process and encouraged the hiring of professional buyers, Mr Cram concluded.

Conservative MPs Adam Afriyie and Stephen McPartland recently told the Guardian that e-invoicing could boost public sector procurement and cut costs across the board, saving billions of pounds annually.

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