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National GO Awards 2016/17 – Secure your place at the Awards Ceremony!

National GO Awards

The hugely anticipated announcement of the finalists in the National GO Awards 2016/17 will take place during the week commencing Monday 25 January. This has been a record year for the GO Awards and the judges’ expertise will no doubt be tested as they create this year’s shortlist. The 2016/17 National GO Awards ceremony takes […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – Deadline Thursday 14 January 2016

GO Awards

The National GO Awards 2016/17 deadline is this Thursday at 5pm. Please note, there will be no further extensions. This is your final chance to test yourself against the best procurement teams in the UK. If you feel that your organisation’s procurement initiatives are worth shouting about, then share your success stories with your peers […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – 8 days left to enter!

National GO Awards

With the festivities now firmly behind us, it’s time to focus on the National GO Awards 2016/17. The extended deadline is now just eight days away. If you want to join in the UK’s Day of Procurement, then you need to get your entry in now! The National GO Awards take place on the evening of Procurex […]

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A public service outsourcing enquiry would serve the public interest

John Tizard

It is seemingly inevitable that the Government and many public bodies will press still further ahead with public service outsourcing in 2016. And whilst the political rhetoric will continue to promote a greater role for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), charities, the voluntary and community sector, co-operatives and social enterprises – the reality is that […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – 8 days left to enter!

National GO Awards

With the festivities now firmly behind us, it’s time to focus on the National GO Awards 2016/17. The extended deadline is now just eight days away. If you want to join in the UK’s Day of Procurement, then you need to get your entry in now! The National GO Awards take place on the evening […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17: Deadline Extended to 5PM, Thursday 14 January 2016

GO Awards

Breaking News! After an intense few weeks, and with many of you having already submitted your entries, we have finally bowed to great pressure and can now reveal that the deadline for entries to the forthcoming National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2016/17 has been extended to 5pm on Thursday 14 January […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – 5 days left to enter!

National GO Awards | Sally Collier

The deadline for the National GO Awards 2016/17 is 5pm, this Friday 18 December. You now have five working days left to submit your entry. Whether you work within the public, private or third sector, if you feel that your procurement team is leading the way within public sector procurement then test them against the […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17 – your entry reviewed by leading figures within UK procurement

National GO Awards

There are now just 10 days left for you to enter the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2016/17. The National GO Awards are the glittering climax to the UK’s Day of Procurement, being held on the evening of Procurex North Live 2016, which takes place on Tuesday 8 March. FREE to […]

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National GO Awards 2016/17: Is the public sector aware of your company?

National GO Awards 2016/17: Is the public sector aware of your company?

Seize this great opportunity to take part in the UK’s Day of Procurement on Tuesday 8 March 2016. This is the date of Procurex North Live 2016, held during the day at Manchester Central, followed in the evening by the glittering National GO Awards 2016/17 gala dinner at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, possibly the best […]

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Public procurement: talk and negotiate for better outcomes and value for money

John Tizard

Six years ago I reviewed “Competitive Dialogue – A practical guide” written by Mike Burnett with Martin Oder. In that review I said that competitive dialogue, when applied in a timely and effective fashion, provides the basis for creating long-term partnerships between provider and public sector client. I also said that when it is applied […]

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