Manitoba is in the process of changing how government departments make purchases.
Premier Brian Pallister said on Friday, October 11, 2019 that the approach of “shopping smarter” has already saved the government close to $13 million.
Prior to the whole-of-governmet approach to making purchases the system was decentralized and individual departments shopped on their own. In some cases there were several different buyers within a department making buying decisions in isolation.
“We are shopping smarter by knocking down silos and bundling purchases for volume discounts,” said Pallister. “Our first year alone has generated significant savings and Manitobans can expect so see more savings as we continue to focus on better ways of pooling our resources to generate more buying power.”
The premier says that it is hoped that the province will save $200 million by the end of 2024-25.
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