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Virtual makeover

By Sarah-Jane Trask, Head of Recruitment and Employment Services, Verridian plc Virtual learning can help maintain a skilled workforce, increasing efficiencies at minimum cost to the training budget, explains Sarah-Jane Trask. In an age when public sector budgets are tightly constrained, with funding cuts and freezes set to be features of the new landscape, training […]

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Assessing the situation

By Mary Clarke, CEO, Cognisco How employee assessments can help the public sector manage their people as effectively as possible to ensure maximum performance and productivity in the face of spending cuts. On 24 May the new Coalition Government announced an initial round of £6.25 billion worth of public spending cuts this year, declaring that […]

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A blueprint for change?

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor GO examines the major developments taking place within public spending and procurement since the formation of the new coalition Government, plus the reaction from the procurement profession. Since the formation of the new coalition Government following the election in May, procurement policy, public spending and departmental structures have all […]

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Return to sender

By Tom Wilson, Director, Appropriate Fit Procurement Tom Wilson outlines the key benefits of using an eInvoicing system. There are compelling business drivers encouraging the growth of eInvoicing. Annual corporate and public savings of €243 billion are projected across Europe as a whole. In a digital web-based real-time economy, cost and efficiency pressures all act […]

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Technology acceleration

By Richard Mullins, Public Sector Specialist, Wax Digital With budget cuts likely following the General Election, the public sector and its suppliers face new financial strain in the clearing of the national debt. Following the General Election, buyers and suppliers alike will face fresh challenges as the new government begins to look at how it […]

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Building a better future?

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor GO looks at the new Government public spending targets and how procurement professionals can meet the challenge. Since the last edition of GO we have seen a significant change in the structure of UK politics, with the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats forming a coalition Government following the May […]

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Empowering SMEs

  By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor The Supply Scottish SME Conference 2010 – Empowering SMEs – provided delegates with important information on how to work more effectively with the public sector in order to maximum supply chains.  Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are an important driver in the Scottish economy. There are approximately 300,000 […]

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‘E’asy savings

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor Following the announcement of increased spending cuts across the public sector, GO looks at how eProcurement tools can help achieve value for money. In recent years there has been a major push for the public sector to make increased efficiency savings while still providing best value frontline services. The […]

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Expressions of interest – Vertically challenged?

By Rosemary Choueka, Partner and Head of EU, Competition and Regulation and Simon Dodd, EU, Competition and Regulation lawyer, Lawrence Graham LLP Rosemary Choueka and Simon Dodd discuss the impact the new competition laws on vertical agreements will have on public procurement. The European Commission has published new rules on the application of competition law […]

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Playing to Win – CMS Enviro Systems

By Andy Kerr, Managing Director, CMS Enviro Systems Andy Kerr, Managing Director of CMS Enviro Systems, speaks to GO about the company’s contract win with Fife Council to supply energy-efficient windows to Fife residents. Q What does your contract with Fife Council involve? CMS Enviro Systems secured the three-year contract with Fife Council to supply […]

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