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Essential Contract Management

Paul Wright (PASS Consultant)

Contract management is one of the under-valued elements of business success. As soon as the procurement process is complete, and the contract has been awarded, the contract management process takes over. Yet in many organisations what actually happens is that the contract is locked in a filing cabinet, and never looked at again until the […]

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

National GO Awards

Last week we revealed the finalists for the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16, and it’s fair to say the GO Awards website nearly went into meltdown! This year’s awards will be the biggest yet and bookings to attend the glittering black-tie ceremony have been coming in fast and furious since […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Finalists Announced!

National GO Awards

The waiting is over – the much anticipated list of finalists for the National GO Awards 2015/16 is now announced! The standard of the submissions for this year’s awards was exceptional, and as you will see from the list of finalists the awards have attracted interest from across the UK and involve all types of […]

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Frozen conditions and procurement regulations – can you just let it go?

The wintry weather we are currently experiencing poses many challenges for local authorities and other public bodies, including ensuring that they are as prepared as possible to address unpredictable weather-related problems. The procurement obligations of public bodies will most likely still apply in relation to winter-related supplies and it is notoriously difficult to rely on the “extreme […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Early booking advised!

National GO Awards

The finalists for the National GO Awards 2015/16 will be announced during the week commencing Monday 19 January. The entries received this year were from many high-profile organisations and the judges are already having a tough job creating this year’s shortlist. The 2015/16 National GO Awards ceremony will be hosted by BBC presenter Beccy Meehan, […]

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Making public procurement from SMEs, social enterprises and charities real

John Tizard

Gov Opps’ training partner, PASS (Procurement Advice & Support Service) runs training events for both the public and private sector. These include an Introduction to Public Procurement, Writing a Tender Specification, Preparing Perfect Tenders and Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations. Click here for more info.   Small firms, social enterprises and […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Book Your Table Now!

National GO Awards

We received a record number of entries for this year’s National GO Awards! With the submissions deadline now passed, this year’s potential finalists are some of the most high-profile organisations in the UK! So, many thanks to all who entered; this year’s Awards are going to be fiercely contested! The finalists for the GO National […]

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The power of collaboration – Simon Hill, Managing Director at YPO

YPO MD Simon Hill

Collaboration has long been a priority for the public sector. As we continue to face tough austerity measures (as the recent Autumn statement suggests), could collaborative working be more important than ever? We all recognise the benefits of successful collaborations between public sector organisations. Time, resource and money savings can be achieved relatively quickly and […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Deadline extended!

National GO Awards

We have had an incredible response to the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16. After many requests, and taking into account the time of the year, we are delighted to announce that we have extended the deadline to 5pm, this Friday 19 December 2014. Please ensure your submission is in on […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Seven days to go

National GO Awards

The deadline for the Government Opportunities (GO) National Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16 is 5pm, Monday 15 December. You now only have seven days left to enter! To be hosted by BBC Presenter Beccy Meehan and held in association with Procurex Live 2015, the Awards will be held at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on […]

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