Group Purchasing?

RBS
#1

Sorry for being completely ignorant but could someone please explain to me in simple terms exactly what a Group Purchasing department does? For RBS for example. I have read their information but I still don’t completely understand what it’s about. Thank you!!!

#2

Purchasing usually means buying important infrastructural goods and sometimes services, on behalf of your employer. For example, RBS need a good supply of computers, pens and office chairs for their employees, it would be the purchasing department’s job to buy these goods, arrange the delivery of these products and the management/use of them.

I’m pretty sure this is what you mean!