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GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 – Sponsor now!

GO Awards Scotland

Endorsed by the Scottish Government, the GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 will be held on the evening of Procurex Scotland Live 2015, which takes place in Glasgow on Tuesday 6 October. As a private sector organisation, there are lots of opportunities for you to be involved in the GO Awards! Why not enter? There are seven […]

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Five good reasons why you should enter the GO Awards Scotland 2015/16

GO Awards Scotland

Celebrating Scotland’s Day of Procurement, this year’s GO Awards Scotland take place on the evening of Procurex Scotland Live, which will be held at the SECC in Glasgow on Tuesday 6 October. To be hosted by BBC Scotland’s Catriona Shearer, the GO Awards ceremony will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow. The GO […]

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Are you prepared for the new Scottish Procurement Regulations?

We will have new Scottish Procurement Regulations later this year or early next year. These will implement last year’s EU Public Procurement Directive, which has already been implemented in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The new Regulations will introduce a number of important changes to the law and there will be further changes for Scottish […]

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Ben Clarke: ensure you implement GS1 standards across your product range

The NHS eProcurement Strategy mandates that any service or product procured by an NHS Acute Trust must be compliant with GS1 standards. This is the most significant recent change in NHS procurement and will affect suppliers, according to Ben Clarke, Training and Education Manager at GS1 UK. The Department of Health published the NHS eProcurement Strategy […]

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GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 – Scottish Prison Service Case Study

Scottish Prison Service

Considering entering the GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 but not sure if your procurement initiative is relevant? Or are you unsure on how to tackle the questions for each category? Whether you’re a public, third or private sector organisation, why not check out our GO Awards Case Study with Scottish Prison Service, who in 2014 won […]

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Billions of savings proposed through smarter NHS procurement

Department of Health

In a recent report on health procurement, NHS Pathology Review Chairman, Lord Patrick Carter, forecast £5bn annually could be saved by: consolidating NHS England Trusts to one e-tendering portal, having them use one set of key performance indicators, having them improve their orders, and improve their human resources. These guidelines were made in the Review […]

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GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 – it’s time to raise your profile with Scottish public sector buyers!

GO Awards Scotland

Free to enter, the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2015/16 recognise that successful public sector procurement depends on the involvement of the private sector. The GO Awards Scotland celebrate the success of individuals and teams working within procurement, and also those who have dedicated the majority of their career to the […]

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P4H Keynote Speaker: Keith Rowley

P4H

The debut P4H – Procurement for Health – conference launches on 9 July in Birmingham’s ICC Centre. The event will provide NHS buyers and suppliers with a unique promotional, educational and engagement platform to share best practice. This knowledge exchange will take place across over 85 exhibition stands, four training zones, 15 hours of tutorials […]

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GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 – Share your success story!

GO Awards Scotland 2015/16

Now in their eighth year, the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland provide public, private and third sector organisations with a platform to promote and share their best practice initiatives. Does your organisation’s procurement department have a story to tell? The GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 are FREE to enter and all GO […]

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It is absolutely imperative to avoid ‘lowest price shopping’ when procuring public services

John Tizard

The new Conservative Government is pressing ahead with a programme of austerity, including ‘significant’ public expenditure cuts, for at least the next few years. Indeed, the ‘emergency’ budget on 8 July is now expected to herald further ‘in-year’ cuts for 2015/16. Across the public sector, senior leaders (political and executive) are inevitably wondering how they […]

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