Centralizing Government Procurement

Arun Bruce Atul Jain Ayotunde Obashoro

Most governments do not leverage the power of combined sourcing. Middle East countries have an opportunity to reduce costs by up to 15%, in addition to improvements in transparency and sustainability through centralizing government procurement. BCG conducted its government procurement benchmarking study based on interviews with more than 30 experts from across several governments that have taken conscious measures to centralize their procurement functions. This publication captures the learnings for local governments and pivots a viable path to centralizing government procurement.