Complaints spark procurement improvements

IN just 18 months since its launch, more than 300 complaints have been investigated through Mystery Shopper - a Government initiative that asks businesses to ‘shop’ bad public procurement practice.

The Government said it investigated the award of certain contracts by councils in Blackpool, Manchester and Sefton, leading to procedural changes in call three cases.

In Blackpool a supplier raised concerns that a tender for the staging of a concert had not been advertised; in Manchester one supplier had... For the full story register now for free or login below...