Could a new 'pooled' local authority arb contract be a model for others?

Hertfordshire-based Gristwood & Toms' "jointly procured single-supplier framework contract" for three London boroughs could serve as a model for other authorities wishing to make efficiencies in an age of ever tighter public spending.

by Gavin McEwan
Image: Crowbot (CC BY SA 2.0)
Image: Crowbot (CC BY SA 2.0)

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