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New procurement thresholds: how does this affect your business?

Government Opportunities

The European Commission announced the new procurement thresholds which took effect on the 1st January 2014 which, when converted to sterling, are marginally lower than they were in 2013. The European public contracts directive applies to public authorities including, amongst others, NHS Authorities and Trusts, government departments and local authorities. The European utilities contracts directives, […]

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Cross Government Review of Major Contracts

John Tizard

Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude instigated the Cross Government Review of Major Contracts following the revelation of inappropriate claims by and payments to G4S and Serco in respect of their ‘tagging’ contracts with the Ministry of Justice. The Review, which was conducted by the Cabinet Office (Government Procurement and Crown Commercial Services) supported by PwC […]

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National GO Awards 2014/15 – Share your Best Practice success story!

National GO Awards

Established in 2003, the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Procurement Awards 2014/15 provide all types of organisation – public, private and third sector – with a platform to promote and share best practice and highlight the initiatives that are making a real difference. Does your organisation’s procurement department have a story to tell? Has […]

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National GO Awards 2014/15 – Raise your profile with public sector buyers!

National GO Awards

The National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2014/15 celebrates the success of individuals and teams working within procurement, and also those who have dedicated the majority of their career to the procurement profession. The National GO Awards recognise that successful public sector procurement depends on the involvement of the private sector. Entering […]

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The New EU Procurement Directive – a Supplier’s perspective

Government Opportunities

The new EU Public Procurement Directive is a landmark piece of legislation that will shape the public procurement landscape for years to come. The new Directive will impact on all areas of public sector procurement and suppliers will need to consider how the changes will affect their tender strategies and processes as we move towards […]

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The New EU Directive – a Buyer’s perspective

EU

The new EU Public Procurement Directive is a landmark piece of legislation that will shape the way the public sector tenders for years to come The new rules are not yet live, but contracting authorities and entities should begin preparing the ground to ensure a smooth transition (Cabinet Office PPN 05/13) The UK Government is […]

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National GO Awards 2014/15 – simple to enter, FREE to enter!

National GO Awards

The National Government Opportunities (GO) annual Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2014/15 are open to public, third and private sector organisations and are the benchmark by which progress in commissioning, procurement and public service delivery has been measured. The Awards showcase the very best that public sector procurement has to offer as a career, as a […]

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Refining the Contract Management process using Delta eSourcing

Government Opportunities

Procurement specialist BiP Solutions Ltd has welcomed Murco Petroleum to its Delta eSourcing community. Murco Petroleum was established in 1960 and since then it has grown to become a truly integrated oil company with a recognisable brand whose significance is growing fast in the forecourt retailing sector. Murco will utilise the Quick Call and Contract […]

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Digitised document management – a sustainable solution

With widespread budget cuts being made across the public sector, it’s easy to understand why environmental concerns have increasingly taken a back seat to cost-saving strategies. Yet with increased pressure from the EU, consideration still needs to be given to environmental concerns. This pressure may include, for example, impending revisions to the Clean Air Act, […]

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National GO Awards 2014/15 – Judges Revealed!

National GO Awards

The National GO Awards 2014/15 launched this month and as the excitement continues to build towards March’s glittering, black-tie ceremony, the 10 judges who will decide on the winners for the 2014/15 event have been revealed. The National GO Awards provide all types of organisation – public, private and third sector – with a platform […]

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