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Procurement frameworks need overhaul, says IMA vice-chair
A representative of the Interim Management Association (IMA) has urged the government to help smaller businesses by scrapping restrictive procurement frameworks.
Raj Tulsiani, the organisation's vice-chair, told Recruiter that an overhaul of public sector buying processes would provide more opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Such a move would also help government departments to deliver efficiencies and achieve better value for money, he said in an interview with the publication.
In reference to the ongoing changes in Whitehall, Mr Tulsiani claimed there has "never been a better opportunity" for the coalition to review central procurement methods in order to "make the most out of the free market".
He suggested SMEs would be able to provide a "fleet of foot" approach to providing services that the government is currently lacking.
David Cameron has already pledged to open up the public sector supply chain to smaller firms by dividing up major contracts.
Mr Tulsiani's appointment at the IMA was announced by the association earlier this month, along with new chairperson Jason Atkinson.
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