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By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor As the Office of Government Commerce celebrates its ten-year anniversary, GO looks at its progress to date and some of the major challenges the organisation may face over the coming years. The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) is ten years old this year, and a decade after its inception, […]

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The change masters

By Raj Tulsiani, CEO, Green Park Interim and Executive Resourcing Successful implementation of interim management can have potentially huge benefits for the public sector, argues Raj Tulsiani. From humble origins in the Netherlands in the late 1980s, interim management has grown into a mainstream strategic resource that an ever-increasing number of organisations are choosing to […]

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Ask The Expert – Remedies Directive

By Eddie Regan, PASS Consultant PASS consultant Eddie Regan answers your queries on the new Remedies Directive. Q What is the new Remedies Directive? A An important new Directive came into effect on 20 December 2009, signalling major changes in public procurement processes. The European Union published the amended Remedies Directive 2007/66/EC on 20 December […]

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Steering change

By Stephen Hewett, Head of Customer-Centric Business Change, Charteris plc Engineering the right kind of change with transformational steering groups is essential in achieving efficiency savings.  During these difficult and challenging times, when central government policy requires local authorities to do more than ever for their customers while simultaneously achieving significant cost cuts, transformational steering […]

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Testing Times

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor Following Chancellor Alistair Darling’s 2009 Pre-Budget Report, GO reports on all the key developments affecting the public and private sectors and the responses the report has generated. Chancellor Alistair Darling’s 2009 Pre-Budget Report (PBR) has confirmed that the Government will stick to planned levels of overall departmental spending in […]

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A perfect storm?

By Paul Connolly, Director of Policy and Strategy, Serco Consulting Paul Connolly looks at the pros and cons of using collaboration in achieving efficiency. The ‘cut’ is out of the bag. Prime Minister Gordon Brown used the c-word repeatedly in his recent keynote TUC address, defining a new political battleground for public spending: not whether […]

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Dates for your diary

Supply SME Engagement Conference – Empowering SMEs London’s economy is vast, highly specialised, globally reaching, world leading, diverse, and highly dynamic but London’s economy can only thrive if the city’s businesses remain competitive both nationally and globally. Private sector business makes up 76% of employment in London, of which half is provided by SMEs. The […]

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GOing that extra mile

By Grahame Steed, GO Managing Editor Government Opportunities (GO) magazine is proud to announce the return of its National Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2010-11 and National Public Procurement Practitioners Day (N3PD).  Public spending is set to be one of the hottest topics of 2010 and beyond, and as a result public procurement will also […]

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Back in the day

In the first in a series of articles from 2009’s National GO Awards winners, we look at the winning entries in the Sustainability and Innovation categories. GO Excellence in Sustainability and Social Procurement Award Winner – Manchester City Council Partnership – Young People into Construction Initiative When we talk about building a future, the word […]

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Playing to win – Groupcall

Stuart Abrahams, Business Development Director of Groupcall, speaks to GO about the firm’s recent contract win with Manchester City Council to implement an innovative parental communication system to all schools in the local authority. Q What does your contract with Manchester City Council involve? A We have partnered with Manchester City Council to provide all […]

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