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Playing to Win – DC Leisure

Gosport Sports Park

This month, we speak to Peter Kirkham, Development Director at DC Leisure, about the recent contract win and the creation of Gosport Leisure Park. What does your contract with Gosport Borough Council involve and how long is the partnership? DC Leisure has been selected, following a competitive tendering process, to partner with Gosport Borough Council […]

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Security in action

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By Morven MacNeil, GO Content Editor The Government has set out its plans to ensure that the UK’s Armed Forces continue to maintain state-of-the-art technology, equipment and support. The newly published Government White Paper National Security Through Technology sets out how the Government will provide the best equipment for the UK Armed Forces and Security […]

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Is the UK ‘ready’ for smarter energy?

Government Opportunities

By Ray Jackson, GO Features Writer Energy Secretary Chris Huhne’s hopes to install smart meters in homes across the country took a major knock this week after MPs released a new report voicing considerable concerns over the £11.7bn scheme. Under recent European Directives, the UK (and all Member States) are required to install ‘intelligent metering […]

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A healthy NHS?

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The latest quarterly report on NHS performance, The Quarter, quarter 2 2011/12, shows that the NHS is on track to deliver up to £5.9 billion of savings this financial year while maintaining or improving the quality of services provided. What’s the secret behind the health service’s success? The Quarter 2 report for July to September 2011 […]

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Modernising European public procurement

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By Morven MacNeil, GO Content Editor The European Commission has announced a revision of the public procurement Directives as part of an overall programme to thoroughly modernise public tendering in the European Union. The programme also includes a Directive on concessions which until now have been only partially regulated at European level and present specific […]

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Thameslink saga keeps on rolling

Government Opportunities

By Morven MacNeil, GO Content Editor  The Transport Select Committee has recommended that the procurement process completed by the Department for Transport (DfT), which led to the selection of Siemens rather than Bombardier as the preferred bidder for new Thameslink rolling stock, should be independently reviewed by the National Audit Office. In its latest report, […]

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Follow the money

Government Opportunities

By Mark Glitherow, Trend Controls Obtaining the financial resources to install a building energy management system may be easier than you think. With public sector budgets being squeezed left, right and centre, it may appear that now is not the right time to consider spending precious financial resources on a building’s infrastructure. However, with energy […]

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Exclusive GO Interview – Paul O’Brien

Paul O'Brien

Paul O’Brien, Chief Executive of the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) and a regular blogger for GO, speaks to GO Content Editor Morven MacNeil about the key developments taking place within the organisation and his thoughts on the future of procurement. The Association for Public Service Excellence is a not-for-profit local government body working […]

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NHS procurement in the spotlight

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By Morven MacNeil, GO Content Editor Now in its 41st year, the Health Care Supply Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2011, held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on 2-3 November, provided delegates with vital information about NHS procurement and the road ahead over the coming years. With around 200 delegates comprising NHS procurement professionals and […]

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One voice

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By Diane Leggo, Head of Tell Us Once Delivery Partnerships Tell Us Once (TUO) often amazes people with its straightforward simplicity. It enables someone coping with a birth or death in the family to notify the relevant authorities in one fell swoop. Before TUO, people spent much time and money contacting up to 28 different […]

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