Sourcing Deals Extended as Brexit Countdown Begins

Monday, April 10, 2017

Now that Article 50 has been triggered, the countdown to Brexit has officially begun and according to the Financial Times, this has led to the extension of many outsourced contracts within the UK government as staff have to focus on Brexit duties. It is true that the extension of a contract does not always to the cheapest outcome for the taxpayer, who may prefer a new tender, but one key reason the FT may have missed is that many of the extended contracts are examples of successful sourcing. Despite some high publicity failures, sourcing in general is a success and the avoidance of transfer costs can save departments millions. You can read the FT article here for more information.

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