What is it?

To help the procurement planning process, public authorities often invest time in creating and maintaining a contract register and a procurement pipeline strategy. Both tools are worth investing time into to support a wider understanding of existing contract information and planning around upcoming procurement needs.

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Why does it matter?

Maintaining a contracts register is helpful as it creates a single, consistent view across the organisation of current contracts and external supplier dependencies that can inform:

Publishing a contract pipeline is helpful as it:

Who should do it?

Digital and IT Teams

Digital and IT teams should take the lead in creating and publishing a view of the technology procurement pipeline, based on known business needs and projected IT strategies.

Procurement Teams