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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Winners And Highly Commended

National GO Awards 2015/16 Winners and Highly Commended

Well done again to all the Winners and Highly Commended at the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16, who were announced at a sold-out black-tie ceremony at The Midland Hotel in Manchester last Thursday, 26 February. All images from the event are now available to view on the GO Awards site. […]

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Innovation Partnerships: a new route to market

Government Opportunities

As a phrase, ‘Innovation Partnerships’ ticks all the right boxes in the procurement world. In an environment where innovative solutions, creative procurement and collaboration is widely regarded as the way forward, Innovation Partnerships sounds like an ideal proposition. But what are they? “To my mind, they’re there to develop substantially new services, products and even […]

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New UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015

New UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015

The UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 will become law on 26 February. This will facilitate the increasingly rapid reform of the management of the £200 billion annual procurement expenditure by the public sector. The Regulations enact into UK law the latest version of the EU Procurement Directive that was introduced in 2014 and which was […]

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Sir Howard Bernstein: achieving great procurement in the North West

Government Opportunities

Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, will be speaking at Procurex North Live on 26 February at Manchester Central to discuss the importance of great procurement to the North West and how it will be achieved. Sir Howard was recently voted the most influential person in local government, along with Sir Richard […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Two more tables released!

National GO Awards

Delighted to announce that we have secured an additional two tables for this year’s National GO Awards 2015/16 ceremony, which will take place at The Midland Hotel in Manchester on Thursday 26 February. Hosted by BBC presenter Beccy Meehan, this year’s event will be attended by a record number of finalists. This is your last […]

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Can procurement officials be change agents?

John Tizard

Gov Opps’ training partner, PASS (Procurement Advice & Support Service) runs training events for both the public and private sector. These include The Impact of the new UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015, Introduction to Public Procurement, Writing a Tender Specification and Preparing Perfect Tenders. Click here for more info.   Recent conversations with procurement experts […]

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The Impact of the new UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015: Optional Exclusion Grounds – Regulation 57(2)

New UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015

PASS is running training events on The Impact of the new UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015. You cannot afford to be caught out, book your training HERE now!   The new UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 have offered up a number of new Optional Exclusion Grounds. In the new Regulations, contracting authorities are required to […]

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The Impact of the new UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015: The Procedures – Regulations 26 to 32

New UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015

PASS is running training events on The Impact of the new UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015. You cannot afford to be caught out, book your training HERE now!   Buyers and suppliers are in for a bit of a surprise, as the full extent of the changes to the procurement procedures, implemented through the new […]

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The Impact of the new UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015: Mandatory Exclusion Grounds – Regulation 57

New UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015

PASS is running training events on The Impact of the new UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015. You cannot afford to be caught out, book your training HERE now!   One of the interesting aspects of the new UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 is the extension to the grounds for Mandatory Exclusion. There has been an […]

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The Impact of the new UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015: Changes to the Award Criteria – Regulation 67

New UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015

PASS is running training events on The Impact of the new UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015. You cannot afford to be caught out, book your training HERE now!   The UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 bring significant changes to the exemplar award criteria available to contracting authorities for evaluating tenders. Price only tenders are gone […]

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