Abstracts: September 26th, 2002

The report by The Foundation for Information Technology in Local Government (FITLOG) explores the question: Can electronic procurement help local authorities to get better prices for the goods and services they buy, as well as saving administration costs and improving management information? It provides senior decision-makers with an independent view of the potential of e-procurement approaches in local government, as well as the policy and management challenges they offer. The topics examined in the guide include: the benefits of using technology, e-procurement models and the key policy and practical issues for councils.Published by FITLOG. Fax order line 0117-975-7965. The report costs 45 pounds for non-commercial organisations and 90 pounds for commercial organization