Amazon to start supplying public sector in £600m Yorkshire deal

Extracts from an article by Rhiannon Curry, business reporter for The Telegraph.

“Amazon has launched an assault on Britain’s public sector procurement market with a £600m deal to sell everything from paper clips to bandages to Yorkshire’s schools, social care providers and emergency services.

In its first major public sector contract in the UK, the web giant will provide a one-stop-shop from which public bodies across Yorkshire can buy a broad range of products they need to operate.

Its site will replace a more complicated procurement system involving a number of suppliers.” […]

“Sales via the dedicated Amazon site are anticipated to be worth up to £600m during the contract period. Gus Tugendhat from data company Tussell, which tracks public sector contracts, said: “Having revolutionised consumers’ retail habits, Amazon’s next step may be to do the same for public sector purchasing.”

Read the full article on The Telegraph website.

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