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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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Autumn Statement 2014: What can businesses expect from this year’s statement?

  Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today (3 December 2014) delivered his Autumn Statement detailing changes he is planning on making to improve the UK’s economy. This year’s Autumn Statement was heavy on the economy with special notice for investment on infrastructure, transport, business rates, research and development (R&D) and science. Businesses also recognise […]

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What could the Autumn Statement mean for UK business?

UK Chancellor George Osborne will deliver the final Autumn Statement of this parliament before May’s General Election this afternoon. So ahead of the full announcement, what can businesses expect from today’s Statement? While the tradition may be for the Chancellor to offer some sort of giveaway ahead of the General Election in an attempt to placate […]

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15 key attributes of effective contemporary public procurement

John Tizard

I am delighted to have been invited to be a judge for the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16. Having judged these awards in previous years I know that there is some remarkable procurement policy and practice across the public sector. Unfortunately, I also know that there is some very mediocre […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Meet the 2015 judges

“The GO Awards are an excellent way to recognise achievement, advancement and innovation across public procurement. It’s important that those organisations with a story to tell share it through these Awards: in so doing they help raise awareness and standards for all.” Sally Collier – Chief Executive Officer, Crown Commercial Services There are now just […]

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