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Treat your data right – it could save lives

David Downing

Big data is all around us, but our understanding of how to make the most of it is often left wanting. Proper use and analysis of data can help improve the way we work by making better-informed decisions. This use of data is perhaps most critical within health services, where decisions regarding human life are […]

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Early intervention in action – improving the lives of children and families

Phil Neal

The unveiling of the Early Intervention Foundation almost one year ago arguably marked one of the most important milestones in the government-backed drive to place early help at the heart of provision for vulnerable young people and families. Initiatives have been implemented across the UK that are successfully cutting crime, boosting attendance and achievement in […]

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National GO Awards 2014/15 – Book Your Table Now!

National GO Awards

The finalists for the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2014/15 have now been revealed, and with just under three weeks left to the event time is running out for you to book your table at the networking opportunity of the year! The National GO Awards 2014/15 take place on 19 March […]

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Tracker renews partnership with PASS

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Tracker Intelligence is pleased to announce the relaunch of its exciting partnership with PASS (Procurement Advice and Support Service), which will provide exclusive discounts and unbeatable service to Tracker customers seeking procurement training or consultancy. PASS provides expert public procurement training, support and consultancy for both public and private sector organisations and at Tracker we […]

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Tracker T-Care launches along with new enhanced service for customers

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Tracker Intelligence is pleased to announce important enhancements to the Tracker service along with a brand new dedicated customer area which will deliver knowledge, tools and support to help your business grow. To deliver a smoother customer experience we have implemented technical and data enhancements to Tracker Spend Analysis Pro, providing: Quicker search results Greater […]

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When is an in-house arrangement a Teckal company?

David Hansom

As more and more new types of structures and delivery models come into the public sector market, it is vitally important to ensure that models are procurement compliant. This may include seeking to structure the arrangement as a so-called Teckal company. Provided all of the conditions are met, this allows the company to be awarded […]

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National GO Awards 2014/15 – Finalists Announced!

GO Awards

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

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The National GO Awards 2014/15 – Last chance to enter!

National GO Awards 2014/15

The deadline for entries to the UK’s foremost public procurement excellence Awards is now just days away! Entries for the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2014/15 must be submitted by 5pm, Monday 10 February. There will be no further deadline extensions, this is your final chance to share your success story! […]

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In the public interest: The ‘co-operation with other public authorities’ exception

As the public sector comes under increasing pressure to operate more efficiently, the ability for bodies to share services becomes ever more attractive. In certain circumstances this can be done without going through a procurement procedure; however, with private sector suppliers not too keen on being kept out of the loop, public bodies need to […]

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National GO Awards 2014/15 – judging excellent procurement

John Tizard

I am very much looking forward to being one of the judges for the GO National Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2014/15. I have judged some fine entries and some less exciting ones over the past few years. It is always good to be one of the judging team as public procurement is a very […]

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