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GO Awards 2014/15 – 1 Week To Go!

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There are now just two tables left for next week’s glittering GO Awards Scotland ceremony! If you still plan to book, either a table or individual places, then please book now here. We are at maximum capacity at the venue and this event is set to sell out imminently. This is your last chance to […]

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To VEAT or not to VEAT, that’s now an essential question

Kelly Sleight

Topic: Directly awarded contracts, transparency and the value of VEAT notices Transparency in the award of public sector contracts is one of the fundamental aims of the procurement regime across the UK and Europe and in principle a contracting authority must advertise a contract opportunity by placing a contract notice in the Official Journal of […]

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GO Awards Scotland 2014/15 – Two Weeks To Go!

GO Awards Scotland 2014/15 – 3 weeks to go!

If you are a buyer for or a supplier to the Scottish public sector, please be aware that there are just under two weeks left for you to book the remaining tables at this year’s GO Awards Scotland ceremony. Held on the evening of Procurex Scotland Live 2014, the Awards take place on Tuesday 21 […]

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Life Cycle Costing

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PASS runs procurement training events for both the public and private sector in various regions across the UK. To find out the latest training events in your area, please check here. Blog But it’s gonna take money A whole lot of spending money It’s gonna take plenty of money To do it right (George Harrison […]

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Time for a ‘beefed-up’ Social Value Act

John Tizard

The recent announcement of a review of the Social Value Act is both very welcome and very timely. The Act has already had ‘some’ positive impact, establishing principles that should underpin all aspects of government and public service – including specifically placing public benefit ahead of private gain when public expenditure is paying for public […]

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GO Awards Scotland 2014/15 – 3 weeks to go!

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There are just three weeks left to book your table at this year’s GO Awards ceremony, which takes place on Tuesday 21 October at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel. With the finalists recently revealed, time is running out for you to join key procurement figures on one of the most important dates in the UK procurement […]

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GO Awards Scotland 2014/15 – 4 weeks to go!

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The finalists for the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2014/15 have now been revealed, and with just under four weeks left to the event time is running out for you to book your table at the networking opportunity of the year! The GO Awards Scotland 2014/15 take place on Tuesday 21 […]

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Changes to the Award Criteria

Eddie Regan

PASS runs training events for both the public and private sector. These include Ensuring Compliance with the New Tender Processes, Gaining an Advantage in the New Tender Process, the New EU Directives and an Introduction to Public Procurement. Click here for more info.   Blog Strange fascination, fascinating me Changes are taking the pace I’m […]

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GO Awards Scotland 2014/15 – Finalists Announced!

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Thank you to all who showed an interest in the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2014/15. The standard of the submissions received was extremely impressive, with many high-profile organisations submitting an entry. Each of the many entries received presented a unique account of the excellent and innovative work which is carried […]

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Let us be clear … Supreme Court confirms obligations of clarity in tender criteria

It is well established that ambiguity in tender criteria leaves a contracting authority exposed to challenge if a court would not be able to conclude that the criteria were sufficiently clear to permit a uniform understanding among tenderers. However, the recent Supreme Court decision in Healthcare at Home (HAH) which confirmed the decisions of the […]

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