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Celebrating procurement leaders and innovators – National GO Awards 2013/14

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Each year the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards create a unique occasion for recognising, celebrating and sharing best practice and innovation in procurement. This year’s National GO Award 2013/14 event on 25 April at The Midland Hotel in Manchester continued to build on this tradition of success and served as a reminder […]

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Procurement excellence on show at Procurex Live North

Procurex Live North audience

In today’s economic climate, getting the correct training, hearing from the leading decision makers and engaging with the procurement community has never been more important. As a result, the UK’s leading procurement training event and exhibition redefined its offering for 2013, launching regional events in Birmingham, Manchester, London and Glasgow in order to ensure that […]

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Mind the gap! Tax avoidance could lead to barring from government contracts

David Hansom

As part of the new tougher regime on tax avoidance, the Government has proposed that companies which were a party to successfully challenged tax avoidance schemes can be prevented from being awarded government contracts. The Cabinet Office recently published new rules which it says can lawfully be applied within the existing EU procurement regime. The […]

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Late payment of debts: welcome news for SMEs

David Hansom

The Government has introduced various measures over the last few years to seek to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The response published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the implementation on the EU’s new Late Payment Directive (2011/7/EU) reinforces this approach, albeit indirectly. The response sets out the results of […]

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Public procurement must be based on honesty, transparency and proportionality – and be consistent with wider objectives

John Tizard

Public procurement plays a vital role across the public sector – without it there would be no public services. Purchasing goods, commodities and services is as fundamental to the public sector as it is to every business. No modern organisation produces all that it consumes; and many have neither the capacity nor the expertise to […]

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National GO Award finalist: Capita Resourcing Ltd

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Ahead of the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2013/14 ceremony on 25 April in Manchester we catch up with our esteemed finalists. Capita Resourcing Ltd is a finalist for GO Best Service Award. Why did you decide to put yourselves forward for the National GO Awards this year? Through the GPS managed […]

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National GO Award finalist: NHS Shared Business Services

NHS Shared Services

Ahead of the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2013/14 ceremony on 25 April in Manchester we catch up with our esteemed finalists. NHS Shared Business Services are a finalist for GO / John F McClelland Collaborative Procurement Initiative of the Year Award – Health and Social Care organisations. Why did you decide […]

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National GO Awards finalist: 3SC

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Ahead of the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2013/14 ceremony on 25 April in Manchester we catch up with our esteemed finalists. 3SC are finalists in the GO Best Service Award  category. Why did you decide to put yourselves forward for the National GO awards this year? 3SC is proud of […]

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National GO Awards finalist: Fabrick Housing Group

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Ahead of the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2013/14 ceremony on 25 April in Manchester we catch up with our esteemed finalists. Fabrick Housing Group are finalists in the GO Procurement Leadership of the Year Award category. Why did you decide to put yourselves forward for the National GO Awards this […]

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National GO Awards finalist: University of the West of England, Bristol City Council and the West of England PIP

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Ahead of the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2013/14 ceremony on 25 April in Manchester we catch up with our esteemed finalists. University of the West of England, Bristol City Council and the West of England PIP are finalists in the GO Best Supplier Engagement Initiative of the Year Award category. […]

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