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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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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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