Abstracts: May 21st, 2007

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. It reviews how local authorities are being helped to cut the costs of bulk purchasing with the launch of a new online procurement system and marketplace from OGCbuying.solutions and ProcServe. Zanzibar is designed to reduce administrative costs through a completely paperless process for the routine purchasing of high volume goods.The programme includes a case study from Communities and Local Government with discussion about their adoption strategy for Zanzibar and the significant savings and benefits being targeted.

GovTV (www.eGovTV.tv) is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.

The programme is available at:

http://www.egovtv.tv/content.asp?programmedetail=1122&progid=Zanzibar%20DCLG&cdid