All procurement contracts should be renegotiated. The prices GCC are charged via Pecos or contracted companies is nothing short of ridiculuos. Conrast simple items such as a can of beans or a pot noodle comparing prices from Pecos or the local Tesco and the difference in prices is shocking.

I also had to order a small cabinet to store case files in and the cost via procurement was over £300 including VAT. I could easily have found this for less then half of that if I was able to shop around online or at local stores.

The council is continually teling its employees that it needs to save money and be prudent and yet continues to pour money down the drain by pating exorbitant prices to suppliers GCC has contracts with.

I'm sure I'm not the only person who has highlighted this.

Why the contribution is important

Save GCC money.

by gspence on September 08, 2016 at 09:19AM

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  • Posted by Gordiegroove September 08, 2016 at 10:04

    I have used PECOS since it was fist used. I couldn't agree more, some of the price increases after switching suppliers has left me speechless at times.
  • Posted by William2266 September 09, 2016 at 09:30

    I work in graffiti services with responsibility for the ordering of supplies through Pecos and recommended suppliers. With our very limited budget and the subsequent increase in job lines as a result of the Clean Glasgow initiative; the rise in jobs being reported as a result of email and the use of the reporting app - the amount of cleaning supplies that we use has risen exponentially.

    But I can only order through Pecos and have found that I could easily find better and cheaper products elsewhere. In the current economic climate firms are increasingly desperate for business and cost cutting orders could be made without any loss of effectiveness or impact on the service.

    I fully understand that the free ordering of supplies has in the past led to abuses of the freedom to act - but with proper oversight - this could be removed from the process entirely and allow purchasers such as myself to get the most bang for our buck.
  • Posted by Moneysaver September 19, 2016 at 13:06

    Just go to a pound shop.
  • Posted by dexterandgeorgie October 03, 2016 at 19:37

    This idea was very popular in last years budget conversation too. It is clear to many people that Pecos prices are highly inflated. In schools some materials could be bought at half the price were there not the requirement to go through Pecos. It really makes me wonder why the resistance to change on this one.
    City Building also charge what appear to be very inflated prices for jobs carried out.
  • Posted by Moneysaver October 05, 2016 at 11:09

    It is very clear to me why there is resistance to the idea.
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