Hello... i'm working in one of the large commercial banks in georgia (republic of, not the statePP). the dilema we are facing is the structure of the procurement activies that our bank carries. as every organization, we are buying all kinds of things - printer paper, computers, printers, phones, legal services, general services, etc. currently, this activies are spread over different department, e.g. IT department is responsible for buying computers, marketing department is responsible for buys accessories, etc. all this is done with different standards and procedures. my question is: what is the practice in developed banks for such activies, are they carried out so dispersed by different departments, or are they to some degree centralized into a single procurement department? thanks a lot.