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Austerity: procurement teams must say “no” to the impossible and the wrong

John Tizard

The last five years have been hard and challenging for the public sector, most especially for local government, but also for many central government departments and agencies. The reality is that it is only going to get more challenging still, for these bodies and others such as the police, as the Government’s 2015 spending review […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – test yourself against your peers

National GO Awards

The National GO Awards 2016/17 are open for entries and already many organisations from across the UK have expressed their interest in entering. After the huge success of the 2015/16 event, the benchmark has been raised yet again. Have you got what it takes to win a GO Award, testing your organisation’s procurement initiatives against […]

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Your opportunity to sponsor the prestigious National GO Awards 2016/17

GO Awards

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES   After the huge success of last year’s Awards, the National GO Awards 2016/17 return on Tuesday 8 March 2016, this time at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, a venue selected to accommodate the growing interest in attending this high-profile buyer and supplier networking event. The ceremony takes place […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – Enter Now!

National GO Awards | Sally Collier

The UK’s premier procurement awards have launched and are now accepting entries! The National GO Awards are a unique opportunity to showcase the innovations, initiatives and advancements that make the UK a world leader in smart and effective public procurement. Join hundreds of your peers by entering the Awards and ensuring that your story is […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – Open for entries!

National GO Awards

Government Opportunities (GO) is proud to announce the launch of the National Government Opportunities Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2016/17. The GO Awards are open for entries now, with 12 categories in total to choose from. Last year’s Awards saw a record number of entries from some of the most high-profile organisations in the UK, […]

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Meet the Director: Keith Rowley

Keith Rowley

In anticipation of his speech at the forthcoming GO NHS Procurement Conference 2015, NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) Managing Director Keith Rowley spoke to Government Opportunities features writer Julie Shennan about his work and his hopes for the event. Looking ahead to his address to ‘Selling to the NHS’, the GO […]

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Woods case a reminder and warning for contracting authorities

It may go without saying that contracting authorities need to ensure that they adhere to the principles of transparency and equal treatment in tender processes. However, a recent court decision has once again reinforced the need for contracting authorities to consider taking more care in evaluating tender bids against award criteria. In Woods Building Services […]

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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!

GO Awards Scotland

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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