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National GO Awards 2016/17 Review

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The air was electric on the evening of 8 March as attendees, entrants and judges gathered at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate for the much anticipated Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2016/17. With over 130 finalists and over 500 guests, this year’s National GO Awards ceremony and gala dinner was the biggest to […]

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Procurex North Live 2016 Review

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Possibility filled the air at this year’s Procurex North Live showcase event when representatives from both sides of the procurement process and some of the UK’s leading procurement experts descended onto the floor of the Manchester Central Convention Complex on Tuesday 8 March. Opportunities for discovery and networking presented themselves in all corners of the […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – Winners Announced!

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The Winners and Highly Commended entrants for the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2016/17 were announced at a sold-out, glittering black-tie ceremony at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate tonight, Tuesday 8 March 2016. Hosted by TV presenter Sarah Heaney, the ceremony was the grand finale to the National GO Awards’ biggest ever event, and […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Winning Government Contracts launches

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In response to UK government procurement reform, BiP Solutions has thrown a lifeline to those seeking public sector business by releasing its Ultimate Guide to Winning Government Contracts. The Ultimate Guide starts by explaining the scale of the public sector marketplace and the financial gains it has to offer businesses of all types and sizes. […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – please book now to avoid disappointment!

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After the recent announcement of this year’s National GO Awards finalists, the demand for tickets to attend the ceremony has been incredible! It’s great to see so many organisations already confirming their attendance. Please note that this is the largest number of finalists ever for the National GO Awards; as previous events have sold out, […]

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Public service outsourcing is not inevitable; and should never be the default option

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Over the last decades, under successive governments, public service outsourcing has grown in value, scope and political profile. So, will this trend continue? There have been some notable failures and terminations over recent years, including: G4S and Serco’s contracts with the MoJ for tagging services; the early termination of the Somerset-based joint venture contract South […]

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National GO Awards – finalists announced!

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The National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2016/17 are delighted to reveal the finalists for this year’s event. With the winners to be announced at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on the evening of Tuesday 8 March, this year’s finalists include huge names from across the public, private and third sectors, all competing […]

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UK DSC to participate at DPRTE 2016

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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

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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

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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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