Sign of things to come. Two shocking things in the article_
1) A contract notice published by YPO suggested that Amazon was “the only viable contractor currently operating in the market”, and
2) showed that it had only received one expression of interest for the job which it was willing to consider.
Come on disrupters from the private and public sector- leave Amazon an open goal or get disrupting yourselves.
Amazon has launched an assault on Britain’s public sector procurement market with a £600m deal to sell everything from paper clips to bandages to Yorkshire’s schools, social care providers and emergency services. In its first major public sector contract in the UK, the web giant will provide a one-stop-shop from which public bodies across Yorkshire can buy a broad range of products they need to operate. Its site will replace a more complicated procurement system involving a number of suppliers.