They purchase common goods and services on behalf of government as one buyer - saving the UK economy, public sector and taxpayers millions of pounds every year.
They are also boosting local economies across the country and supporting economic growth by increasing the number of small businesses that supply goods and services to government and other public sector organisations.
They innovative commercial deals make a real difference to people's lives. Recently they helped police forces save over £5 million through our procurement of police vehicles - the equivalent of 215 police officers. They also saved an NHS Trust enough money on their locum staffing arrangement to pay for 38 doctors.