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National GO Awards 2014/15 – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

GO Awards

STOP PRESS – deadline for entries extended to 10 February 2014! Due to the huge response to the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2014/15, we are delighted to announce that we have extended the deadline to Monday 10 February at 5pm. There will be no further extensions. This is the final […]

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National GO Awards 2014/15 – 3 days left to enter!

GO Awards

There are now just three days left to enter your organisation into the most prestigious procurement awards in the UK – the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2014/15! Entering the National GO Awards 2014/15 is your chance to give your organisation the recognition it deserves in this market. The Awards recognise […]

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Europe: The Final Countdown as new procurement Directives become law

Kelly Sleight

The European Parliament has finally adopted three new procurement Directives to reform the public procurement regime. The Directives, which deal with public contracts, utilities contracts and concessions, will bring in some significant changes, particularly to the range of contracts subject to the public procurement regime. On one hand contracting authorities may recoil at the thought […]

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National GO Awards 2014/15 – Show public sector buyers your organisation can deliver!

National GO Awards

Does your company’s supply department have a story to tell? Do you want to give your organisation the recognition it deserves? Has your organisation delivered an outstanding procurement initiative? Want to raise your profile with public sector buyers across the UK by showing that your organisation can deliver? Want to know if you can make […]

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Changes to low value state aid rules

David Hansom

On 1 January 2014, two new measures relating to so-called “de minimis” state aid were introduced and will apply until 31 December 2020. David Hansom at Veale Wasbrough Vizards looks at the issues. Regulation 1407/2013 This regulation replaces regulation 1998/2006. It provides the threshold below which financial assistance measures are deemed not to meet all […]

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New EU Directive – Supplier Support

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In case you haven’t been paying attention, the European Parliament has finally passed the three new procurement-related Directives. Albeit around twelve months later than we all anticipated, but better late than never, as they say. So it’s real now, and for suppliers a lot of learning, in a relatively short timeframe, is going to be […]

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The New EU Directive blog – Buyer Support

Government Opportunities

So that’s it then. The European Parliament has finally passed the three new Directives. Twelve months later than anticipated, but better late than never, as they say. Unfortunately, unlike with many pronouncements, we can’t now sit back and enjoy the fact it has finally been announced. Now the hard work really starts. Cabinet Office Minister […]

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Why the public sector and local government need to refocus efforts to combat fraud-related losses

Tony Machin

Fraud is costing the public purse in the UK more than £20 billion a year, and detection rates in local government in particular are going down rather than up. Losses to central and local government are estimated at £2.6 billion and £2.1 billion respectively. A further £14.1 billion is lost to tax and vehicle excise […]

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National GO Awards 2014/15 – ENTER NOW!

National GO Awards

Does your procurement department have a story to tell? Do you want to give your organisation the recognition it deserves? Has your organisation delivered an outstanding procurement initiative? Do you want to show your peers that your organisation can deliver? Want to know if you can make the grade against our previous winners? Best be […]

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National GO Awards 2014/15 – just over 3 weeks until entry deadline!

GO Awards Winners

There are now just over three weeks left to enter your organisation into the most prestigious procurement awards in the UK! The National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2014/15 are unique in recognising the contribution of individuals, teams and organisations across the public, private and third sectors in delivering effective and efficient […]

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