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UK DSC to participate at DPRTE 2016

Government Opportunities

For the first time at DPRTE, at the Innovation Hub, the UK Defence Solutions Centre will be participating, led by Executive Director of Innovation Paul Winstanley. Here, Mr Winstanley talks about the work of UK DSC and why DPRTE is a vital date in his calendar. Opened on 23 March 2015 by Business Minister Matthew […]

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Procurement Policy Note: New Threshold Levels 2016

UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015

Procurement regulations set out the terms by which public bodies must abide when carrying out the process of advertising contracts for tendering. A vital regulation which both contracting authorities and tenderers must be aware of concerns advertising threshold levels, indicating at what value a contract for goods, works or services must be advertised for bids. […]

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Procurement Policy Note 13/15 – Increasing the Transparency of Contract Information to the Public

Businesswoman viewing the contract before signing

The latest Procurement Policy Note on transparency is a call to action for procurement professionals in the UK. Procurement Policy Note 13/15 – Increasing the Transparency of Contract Information to the Public – will take effect in September and contains important information pertinent to those publishing, and bidding for, public sector contracts. It is firstly […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – Secure your place at the Awards Ceremony!

National GO Awards

The hugely anticipated announcement of the finalists in the National GO Awards 2016/17 will take place during the week commencing Monday 25 January. This has been a record year for the GO Awards and the judges’ expertise will no doubt be tested as they create this year’s shortlist. The 2016/17 National GO Awards ceremony takes […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – Deadline Thursday 14 January 2016

GO Awards

The National GO Awards 2016/17 deadline is this Thursday at 5pm. Please note, there will be no further extensions. This is your final chance to test yourself against the best procurement teams in the UK. If you feel that your organisation’s procurement initiatives are worth shouting about, then share your success stories with your peers […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – 8 days left to enter!

National GO Awards

With the festivities now firmly behind us, it’s time to focus on the National GO Awards 2016/17. The extended deadline is now just eight days away. If you want to join in the UK’s Day of Procurement, then you need to get your entry in now! The National GO Awards take place on the evening of Procurex […]

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A public service outsourcing enquiry would serve the public interest

John Tizard

It is seemingly inevitable that the Government and many public bodies will press still further ahead with public service outsourcing in 2016. And whilst the political rhetoric will continue to promote a greater role for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), charities, the voluntary and community sector, co-operatives and social enterprises – the reality is that […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – 8 days left to enter!

National GO Awards

With the festivities now firmly behind us, it’s time to focus on the National GO Awards 2016/17. The extended deadline is now just eight days away. If you want to join in the UK’s Day of Procurement, then you need to get your entry in now! The National GO Awards take place on the evening […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17: Deadline Extended to 5PM, Thursday 14 January 2016

GO Awards

Breaking News! After an intense few weeks, and with many of you having already submitted your entries, we have finally bowed to great pressure and can now reveal that the deadline for entries to the forthcoming National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2016/17 has been extended to 5pm on Thursday 14 January […]

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Generating income by delivering excellent services

EssexTradedServices

By Jonathan Coyle, Director, Essex County Council Traded Services Councils and local authorities around the country are under ever increasing pressure to reduce spend while still delivering essential front line services. In the face of these financial challenges, we decided to look at alternative options and instead of closing the funding gap by cuts alone […]

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