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By | Guardian Government Computing 25th February 2011 10:02

Government seeks chief procurement officer

Two (jobs) become one ...

The Cabinet Office has confirmed that it will fold the job of running Buying Solutions into its new post of chief procurement officer.

The chief procurement officer role will combine the posts of chief executive of the government's procurement agency, Buying Solutions, and head of procurement in the Cabinet Office's Efficiency and Reform Group.

A spokesman for the Cabinet Office said: "The post is being advertised internally and more details will be released in due course".

Earlier this month, Alison Littley announced her resignation as chief executive of Buying Solutions, after five years in the role.

David Shields, procurement delivery director for Buying Solutions, has taken on the day-to-day management of the organisation on a temporary basis.

He has been reporting to John Collington, who was appointed as the head of procurement in the Efficiency and Reform Group in August 2010.

This article was originally published at Guardian Government Computing.

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