“Amazon Business has finalised a £400m contract with a procurement body made up of 13 councils which will see the online marketplace act as a one-stop-shop for public sector customers buying things like care equipment,” writes amp. The deal was announced last year with the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) in what will be Amazon’s first major public sector contract in the UK, giving local authorities access to millions of products, which will include equipment for social care providers and care homes. The deal comprises a new framework with a sales-managed service for local authorities. YPO’s customers will be able to set up an account and use the framework to buy products from both large and smaller independent suppliers in the UK. Read the full story here.