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Celebrate Scotland’s Day of Procurement

GO Awards Scotland

The GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 have launched and are now accepting entries! This year’s awards have 10 categories that reflect the positive state of public procurement in 2015 and are open to Scottish public and third sector organisations, and to any UK company currently working with the Scottish public sector. The Awards are FREE to […]

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Secure this rare opportunity to sponsor the GO Awards Scotland 2015/16!

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 on Tuesday 6 October 2015. This year there are 14 sponsorship opportunities to select from – ten category sponsors, three opportunities to sponsor finalists’ receptions and one opportunity to be the […]

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GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 – Submission Timescale

GO Awards Scotland

If you are a public sector organisation within Scotland, do any of your recent procurement initiatives fall within the category timescale to enter this year’s GO Awards Scotland 2015/16? Find out by checking the below timescale: ‘All initiatives for consideration as part of a GO Awards submission must have a start date between February 2013 […]

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How moving the goalposts mid-contract could lead to an own goal

Your company’s contract to supply street lighting to the local authority is at its halfway point. New technology is now available which means you could provide the local authority with a product which is far superior in terms of energy efficiency but at considerably higher cost to the local authority. Even if the local authority had the budget […]

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GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 – Now open for entries!

GO Awards Scotland 2015/16

After selling out the last three GO Awards events, including 2014’s GO Awards Scotland, we are delighted to announce that the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2015/16 are now open for entries! FREE to enter and open to the public, private and third sectors, the GO Awards Scotland online entry portal […]

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2015 General Election: Policies

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The 2015 General election will be held on May 7. You Gov polls (collated on May 4) forecast it to be the closest race in years, with the Conservative estimated to take 33%, Labour 33%, Lib Democrats 10%, UKIP 12%, Green Party 5% and the SNP 5% of votes. This close competition has put great […]

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The growth in public service outsourcing without evidence of its impact is perplexing

John Tizard

Public expenditure on public service outsourcing has almost doubled from £64bn to £120bn a year since 2010, according to a recent report from Information Services Group (ISG) as reported last week in the FT: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/244f0bd8-eccb-11e4-a81a-00144feab7de.html#axzz3Z4JoHSzj In fact, public service outsourcing has not only grown in terms of volume of expenditure but also in the scope […]

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Public Procurement – a “procurement dozen” for the next government

John Tizard

Public procurement represents an ever-increasing proportion of public expenditure. Surprisingly, however (or perhaps not given its apparent ‘non-sexy’ nature), the topic has featured very little in the pre-General Election discourse or even the draft party manifestos. Of course, there is ‘some’ political debate, which impacts on (and occasionally even mentions) procurement. Specifically, there is fierce […]

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Guide to zero hours contracts for employers

Government Opportunities

The Institute of Directors has released a guidance on zero hours contracts and the employer responsibilities they entail. The guidance states that There is no specific legal definition of a ‘zero hours contract’, but it is generally used to mean an arrangement under which the employer does not guarantee to provide work – the employee […]

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Procurex South Live review

Government Opportunities

Procurex South Live 2015 took place at London Central on 10 March and the Keynote Arena was buzzing with discussion about the past, present and future of public sector procurement.  Bill Crothers, Government Chief Commercial Officer, Cabinet Office, was the headline attraction and discussed the need for putting commercial thinking into the DNA of the public […]

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