Report warns of 'dangerous' reliance on suppliers

By Martin Ford | 21 September 2018

Councils are concentrating more than half their total spend with their top five suppliers, new research has revealed.

Freedom of Information Act responses from 141 councils in England found they spent £52.5m with their top five suppliers in the past year, putting public services at risk in the event of a company collapsing, procurement software firm Ivalua has concluded.

Want full article access?

Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.


Already a subscriber? Login

Finance Procurement Outsourcing