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GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 Review

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Hopes and spirits were high at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel on the evening of 6 October, as guests assembled for the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2015/16 dinner and ceremony. Over 400 attendees saw the sold-out finale to the competition’s largest-ever event. Among the guests were public sector buyers and their suppliers, […]

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GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 – Winners Announced!

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The Winners and Highly Commended entrants for the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2015/16 were announced at a sold-out black-tie ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow tonight, Tuesday 6 October 2015. Hosted by TV presenter Sarah Heaney, the awards were a glittering finale to Scotland’s Day of Procurement, which kicked […]

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Procurex Scotland keynote review

Government Opportunities

The Keynote arena at the 11th National Procurement Conference was one of the biggest attractions for delegates at another jam-packed Procurex Scotland. One year on from the previous year’s National Procurement Conference it was all change on the stage with a new minister and new director taking to the podium, but facing the same challenges […]

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Information managers lose a decade to track down papers for public release

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By, Phil Greenwood, Director at Iron Mountain The timeframe for releasing archived records into the public domain has changed from 30 years to 20.  To most people, changing a requirement from a very long time to a long time doesn’t sound that dramatic. But for the organisations charged with meeting that commitment, it’s a big […]

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Staff and trade unions should be involved in public procurement

John Tizard

When public services are contracted to another provider it is important that the interests of key stakeholders including service users, the wider community and staff are taken in account. Indeed the interests of service users and the public more generally must always be paramount. This is not to argue that the interests of staff should […]

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GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 – 2 weeks until Scotland’s Day of Procurement!

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The GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 ceremony takes place two weeks today! If you have still to book your table at the Awards, please do so now. Places are booked on a first come, first served basis, so we cannot hold any places in reserve. The GO Awards Scotland form part of the celebrations of Scotland’s Day […]

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Procurex Scotland 2015: Meet the Director

Ainslie McLaughlin

In anticipation of his keynote speech at Procurex Scotland 2015, Scottish Government Director of Procurement and Commercial Ainslie McLaughlin told Government Opportunities features writer Julie Shennan about his new role. Following Alastair Merrill’s recent departure, Mr McLaughlin joins Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate from Transport Scotland, where he was Director of Major Transport Infrastructure Projects […]

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GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 – please book now to avoid disappointment!

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After the recent announcement of this year’s GO Awards finalists, tickets for the ceremony are moving fast and already, with three weeks still to go, it’s looking as though this will be the biggest GO Awards Scotland yet. Thank you to the many of you who have already secured your place! It’s going to be […]

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Confirm your place to attend the GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 ceremony!

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Click here to attend the GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 ceremony! After our GO Awards Scotland finalists announcement last week, have you taken your opportunity to secure your place at the celebrations of Scotland’s Day of Procurement? Attending the GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 ceremony is the perfect way to be involved. The Awards ceremony will take […]

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Don’t forget the contract! In the pursuit of procurement excellence, one important document can be overlooked

The whole purpose of a procurement procedure is to award a contract to a supplier. However, with contracting authorities devoting their attention to the procurement procedure itself, often the actual contract is not given proper consideration. Contractual conditions are essential to ensure that the successful supplier is obliged to deliver the services, goods or works […]

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