Procurement trends survey seeks feedback from blue light sector

Fusion21 is surveying UK public procurement professionals for the second year running – to find out more about the key drivers behind buying decisions.

The Fusion21 Procurement Trends Survey 2019 is also gathering individuals’ views on how external factors such as The Hackitt Report and Brexit influence the way they do their jobs – and will provide an insight into topics including recruitment and asset spending patterns.

Last year’s survey, and the resulting Procurement Trends Report, revealed that organisations up and down the country were increasingly acknowledging the strategic value of their buying teams, with more than two thirds (67%) of respondents reporting procurement is considered a strategic function.

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, results confirmed compliance had been the focus of renewed scrutiny for many organisations across the UK. More than half (51%) of those surveyed said the tragedy had led to their organisation placing greater emphasis on quality when making buying decisions, especially in relation to fire safety.

Buying professionals working in the blue light sector can visit this link – – to fill in the anonymous online survey, sharing their experiences over the last 12 months.

A donation of £5 will be made to Cancer Research for each completed survey, and all respondents will receive a copy of this year’s Procurement Trends Report and headline statistics in June.

Providing fully compliant procurement frameworks for property, construction and the built environment in addition to community regeneration services, Fusion21 prides itself on making a real impact – whether that’s on bottom-line cost savings for the public sector, or seeing a local community begin to thrive.

Active nationwide, the firm has delivered savings worth more than £197m for its members and won awards for achievements in procurement and social value.

A copy of Fusion21’s 2018 Procurement Trends Report can be accessed here.