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Meet the GO Awards judges: Caroline Heckscher

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Introducing the judges for the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2013/14 Caroline Heckscher, Procurement Manager – Projects, London Borough of Lambeth As Procurement Manager for Projects at Lambeth Council Caroline Heckscher carries out various procurement projects, at times taking the lead and also supporting other teams with large value projects and […]

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Meet the GO Awards judges: Duncan Eaton

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Introducing the judges for the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2013/14 Duncan Eaton, former Chief Executive of NHS PASA A recipient of lifetime achievement awards from both Government Opportunities (GO) magazine and the Health Care Supply Association Mr Eaton has over 40 years’ experience in public sector and civil service management […]

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Meet the GO Awards judges: Michael O’Toole

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Introducing the judges for the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2013/14 Michael O’Toole, Crown Representative for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSEs) Prior to taking up the Cabinet Office role of Crown Representative for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSEs) in 2012 Mr O’Toole led 3SC the social enterprise partnership representing […]

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure…

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WARPit’s Daniel O’Connor blogs on how waste management is revolutionising the procurement process… It is not often you can talk about procurement and waste management in the same article, but the two are inextricably linked. Products which are procured come wrapped in packaging which has to be disposed of. More importantly, at the end of […]

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Development deals and procurement – the saga continues

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Just when procurement professionals thought that the line of case law on development deals and public works issues had reached its peak, a recent case highlights a novel approach and argument. The case of AG Quidnet Hounslow LLP v Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Hounslow is the latest instalment of a narrative […]

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National GO Awards – Why Enter?

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With the submission deadline of 8 March now on the horizon, time is running out to enter into this year’s National GO Awards. Established in 2003, the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards is the benchmark by which innovative organisations are recognised and celebrated across the public sector. They are unique in […]

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Autumn Statement 2012: Targets Missed

Government Opportunities

Back in 2010 the Chancellor, George Osborne, promised a ‘tough but fair’ economic package that would create jobs and balance the books by 2015 – but is he on target? The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has confirmed the squeeze is set to continue until at least 2018 and the Office for Budget Responsibility estimates that the […]

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Tender intelligence product set to Advance

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Simon Burges, Chief Operating Officer of BiP Solutions, the providers of the UK’s leading business intelligence solution, Tracker, speaks to Government Opportunities on the next stage of the product’s evolution: Tracker Advance. As COO of the company’s Business Intelligence Division, I believe that the key to business growth lies within your product set. If you […]

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West Coast Main Line investigation continues

Government Opportunities

Inadequate planning and an over complicated organisational structure may have led to the flaws in the procurement process which caused the West Coast Rail debacle. On 3 October 2012 the Secretary of State for Transport announced that the competition to run passenger trains on the West Coast Mail Line had been cancelled following significant technical […]

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Procurement preparedness: dealing with natural disasters

As the devastating Hurricane Sandy makes its way across the East Coast of America, businesses face the daunting task of beginning their clean up and recovery. The cost of the storm is still being calculated but estimates have so far suggested the total could reach up to $45bn in damage and lost production. Wall Street […]

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