Procurement teams the 'biggest enemy' to SMEs breaking in to government, says ex HMRC CIO

Sooraj Shah
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'There has been no fundamental DNA change, it has just been window dressing' - Specsavers CIO Phil Pavitt

The biggest enemy of SMEs trying to break into government IT are the procurement teams that work in Whitehall departments, claims former HMRC CIO Phil Pavitt. Pavitt, who is now global CIO of Specsavers,...

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