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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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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Gain national recognition for your team or procurement initiative!

National GO Awards

There are now only three weeks left to enter your organisation into the most prestigious procurement awards in the UK! Entering the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16 is your chance to give your organisation the recognition it deserves in this market. Top 5 reasons to enter: ·    Have your work […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Join us for one of the biggest days in the UK procurement calendar!

National GO Awards

There are now just four weeks left for your organisation to enter the most prestigious procurement awards in the UK! The National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16 are unique in recognising the contribution of individuals, teams and organisations across the public, private and third sectors to the delivery of efficient and […]

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Turning out the lights for unsuccessful public contracts tenderers

Once again, the Scottish courts have demonstrated the difficulties faced by unsuccessful tenderers seeking to challenge the award of public contracts. The Street Lighting Supplies & Co case concerned a framework agreement for street lighting which was established by Scotland Excel on behalf of all 32 Scottish councils. An unsuccessful tenderer challenged the contract awards […]

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