These are the suppliers that are meeting the government today to discuss how costs can be brought down. Apparently the top 20 suppliers to government. As there is only 19 there must be one missing.
It is almost exclusively IT suppliers.
1. Hewlett Packard
2. British Telecom
7. Telereal Trillium
8. Atos Origin
13. Siemens IS
This is what the OGC said of today’s meeting.
“Today’s briefing will allow CEOs the opportunity to understand the proposed process and discuss informally with the Minister (Francis Maude) and officials before the negotiation period begins
This negotiation programme will cover majority of Government’s suppliers; conducted either centrally for the top suppliers with a portfolio of contracts across several departments, or via individual departments themselves for smaller suppliers.
The work is looking at outcomes with mutual benefits for both Government and its suppliers. We are also looking at ways to improve the way Government does business, improving commercial activity, streamlining processes and making Government a better client
This represents the first phase of a programme for key suppliers with portfolios across several departments. It is intended that all significant suppliers, not just the invited companies, will be engaged with during the programme.”