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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Early booking advised!

National GO Awards

The finalists for the National GO Awards 2015/16 will be announced during the week commencing Monday 19 January. The entries received this year were from many high-profile organisations and the judges are already having a tough job creating this year’s shortlist. The 2015/16 National GO Awards ceremony will be hosted by BBC presenter Beccy Meehan, […]

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Making public procurement from SMEs, social enterprises and charities real

John Tizard

Gov Opps’ training partner, PASS (Procurement Advice & Support Service) runs training events for both the public and private sector. These include an Introduction to Public Procurement, Writing a Tender Specification, Preparing Perfect Tenders and Impact of the EU Directive on the UK Regulations. Click here for more info.   Small firms, social enterprises and […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Book Your Table Now!

National GO Awards

We received a record number of entries for this year’s National GO Awards! With the submissions deadline now passed, this year’s potential finalists are some of the most high-profile organisations in the UK! So, many thanks to all who entered; this year’s Awards are going to be fiercely contested! The finalists for the GO National […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Deadline extended!

National GO Awards

We have had an incredible response to the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16. After many requests, and taking into account the time of the year, we are delighted to announce that we have extended the deadline to 5pm, this Friday 19 December 2014. Please ensure your submission is in on […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Seven days to go

National GO Awards

The deadline for the Government Opportunities (GO) National Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16 is 5pm, Monday 15 December. You now only have seven days left to enter! To be hosted by BBC Presenter Beccy Meehan and held in association with Procurex Live 2015, the Awards will be held at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on […]

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15 key attributes of effective contemporary public procurement

John Tizard

I am delighted to have been invited to be a judge for the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16. Having judged these awards in previous years I know that there is some remarkable procurement policy and practice across the public sector. Unfortunately, I also know that there is some very mediocre […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Meet the 2015 judges

“The GO Awards are an excellent way to recognise achievement, advancement and innovation across public procurement. It’s important that those organisations with a story to tell share it through these Awards: in so doing they help raise awareness and standards for all.” Sally Collier – Chief Executive Officer, Crown Commercial Services There are now just […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Gain national recognition for your team or procurement initiative!

National GO Awards

There are now only three weeks left to enter your organisation into the most prestigious procurement awards in the UK! Entering the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16 is your chance to give your organisation the recognition it deserves in this market. Top 5 reasons to enter: ·    Have your work […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Join us for one of the biggest days in the UK procurement calendar!

National GO Awards

There are now just four weeks left for your organisation to enter the most prestigious procurement awards in the UK! The National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16 are unique in recognising the contribution of individuals, teams and organisations across the public, private and third sectors to the delivery of efficient and […]

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Turning out the lights for unsuccessful public contracts tenderers

Once again, the Scottish courts have demonstrated the difficulties faced by unsuccessful tenderers seeking to challenge the award of public contracts. The Street Lighting Supplies & Co case concerned a framework agreement for street lighting which was established by Scotland Excel on behalf of all 32 Scottish councils. An unsuccessful tenderer challenged the contract awards […]

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