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Mid-Term Review: is the Coalition delivering?

Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg yesterday (7 January) spoke of the Coalition Government’s renewed determination to deliver a ‘stronger economy in a fairer society to ensure that everyone can get on in life’. The statement came during a press conference to announce the publication of a Mid-Term Review on the […]

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Judicial Review Process

David Hansom

David Hansom from Veale Wasbrough Vizards takes a look the recent Consultation Paper on proposals for the reform of the Judicial Review process, published this month by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ)… The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) published a Consultation Paper on 13 December containing its proposals for reform of the Judicial Review process. It […]

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Managing collaboration

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There is no doubt that collaborative procurement can be challenging for those involved. However, embracing collaboration can also be a crucial step towards success. The Government has begun to talk more about collaboration in recent years and Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has consistently been a vocal supporter of the collaborative approach. As […]

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The skills required to get ahead in 2013

Gill Kelly

Gill Kelly, Associate Director of CIPFA Recruitment Services discusses the employment skills required to adapt in the current economic climate… We are experiencing the deepest cuts to public spending in living memory and despite the economy being officially out of recession, the public sector continues to make redundancies. People now need to have a broader […]

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Innovation at the heart of the new public sector

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Robert Parker from Virgin Media Business takes a look at the impact the Public Services Network (PSN) is having within procurement in the public sector… There’s been a distinct shift in attitude amongst public sector CIOs in recent years. Long gone are the days where the focus was on keeping your head down and maintaining […]

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Positive action for social sector services

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The Government, local authorities and the wider public sector continually claim their commitment to increased social sector and charity provision of public services. However, the sector all too often responds by saying that the procurement process is tilted against them. This is a key finding of ‘The Shadow State’ report on public service outsourcing from […]

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Autumn Statement 2012: Targets Missed

Back in 2010 the Chancellor, George Osborne, promised a ‘tough but fair’ economic package that would create jobs and balance the books by 2015 – but is he on target? The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has confirmed the squeeze is set to continue until at least 2018 and the Office for Budget Responsibility estimates that the […]

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Tender intelligence product set to Advance

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Simon Burges, Chief Operating Officer of BiP Solutions, the providers of the UK’s leading business intelligence solution, Tracker, speaks to Government Opportunities on the next stage of the product’s evolution: Tracker Advance. As COO of the company’s Business Intelligence Division, I believe that the key to business growth lies within your product set. If you […]

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Autumn Statement 2012 preview

This blog originally appeared on Supply Contracts. For more from Supply, visit www.supplycontracts.com/blog or follow @SupplyContracts Chancellor George Osborne is due to deliver his Autumn Statement tomorrow, Wednesday 5 December, with the UK economy still struggling to recover from the worst recession in over 50 years. Mr Osborne will speak on the outlook for the […]

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Bringing healthcare procurement into the 21st century

At the forefront of supply chain transformation in healthcare, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has brought hospital procurement into the 21st century. Alan Hoskins, director of procurement and commercial services at Solent Supplies Team, reveals the key to its success. Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s vision is to be recognised as a world-class hospital, and it is […]

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