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GO Awards Scotland 2013/14 – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

GO Awards

STOP PRESS – deadline for entries extended to 13 September 2013! Due to the fantastic response to the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland, we are pleased to announce that the deadline for entries has been extended to FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER at 2pm!   THERE IS STILL TIME FOR YOUR ORGANISATION TO […]

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Procurement pitfalls: why utilising existing framework agreements isn’t always the easy answer

Making use of an existing framework agreement can be a very tempting way for a public body to obtain services, supplies or works. Framework agreements are set up with either one supplier or several suppliers and the general principle is that, if the over-arching framework agreement is properly procured in line with the procurement regulations, […]

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The untapped billions: Central Government and better ways of working

Government Opportunities

The way people work is changing. The traditional 9 to 5 clock-in, clock-out timetable is fading fast and the traditional place of work – ‘the office’ – is rapidly losing its status as the be-all and end-all of work life. Many private sector companies have moved on from this model and embraced a more flexible […]

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GO Awards – Supported by Scottish Government!

GO Awards

Has your organisation delivered an outstanding procurement initiative? Does your council’s procurement department or your company’s supply department have a story to tell? Do you want to show your peers that your organisation can deliver? Do you want to give your organisation the recognition it deserves? Want to know if you measure up against our […]

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When is a contract between two public bodies caught by the procurement rules?

David Hansom

Many authorities were relieved following the decision in Commission v Germany (C-480/06) (the ‘Hamburg waste’ exemption) which confirmed that co-operation between contracting authorities may not always require a public procurement process. A recent case, Piepenbrock Dienstleistungen GmbH & Co KG v Kreis Düren (C-386/11), shows the importance of structuring such arrangements very carefully, as the […]

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GO Public Sector Supplier Summit – Simon Walsh

Simon Walsh

Taking place on 25 September at Avonmouth House in London, the GO Public Sector Supplier Summit 2013 is designed to provide both buyers and suppliers with the latest information on the key topics and developments within UK public procurement. The four biggest areas of expenditure are Central Government, Local Government, the NHS and Education. Hearing […]

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GO Awards Scotland – less than three weeks until entry deadline!

GO Awards

Supported by Scottish Government! The GO Awards are supported by the Scottish Government and held in conjunction with Procurex Scotland 2013, the most important event in the Scottish procurement calendar. If your company has established itself as a leading innovator in the field of public procurement excellence, then ENTER NOW! Reasons to enter! ·    Show […]

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GO Awards Scotland – ENTER NOW!

Julie Welsh

Supported by the Scottish Government, the GO Awards Scotland are your opportunity to gain national recognition for your team or procurement initiative. As interest continues to build in this year’s Awards, GO Awards Scotland recently announced the individuals who will make up this year’s distinguished judging panel, including the addition of their latest judge, Julie […]

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FSB and LGPN look to help firms win with local government

ColinCram2012

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has released a new report titled ‘Local procurement: making the most of small business – one year on’, which outlines the major barriers businesses face in winning business with local government and attempts to explore the issues and practice from their perspective. One of the main barriers to a […]

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GO Public Sector Supplier Summit – Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones

Taking place on 25 September at Avonmouth House in London, the GO Public Sector Supplier Summit 2013 is designed to provide both buyers and suppliers with the latest information on the key topics and developments within UK public procurement. The four biggest areas of expenditure are Central Government, Local Government, the NHS and Education. Hearing […]

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