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Brexit Negotiations – The Danger Of “Goodwill” Concessions

Keir Starmer has said that EU citizens will retain the right to stay in the UK post Brexit, and that he would concede that in the negotiation with the EU representatives.

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Construction News reports that a supply chain squeeze will push up tender prices. They are anticipated to rise in 2018 owing to the supply chain being unable to support rising input costs, according to Mace’s cost consultancy arm. The company has revised its forecasts for tender ...
An Edinburgh-based SME has landed a pivotal role in one of the UK’s largest recent public sector contracts that will see Glasgow evolve its digital city status, says Digital by Default . Scotland’s largest independent telecoms firm, Commsworld, has finalised a £30m contract ...
General Secretary of UK trade union Unison said in a letter to the Cabinet Office that in-house service provision should be the default option for public service delivery. He calls for a set of principles, similar to standards adopted in the 1990s, to be imposed on private contractors ...
The Irish Examiner reports that the State has sought to overhaul the system of public tenders with the aim of achieving better value for money. Chairman of Bid Services consultancy, in a critical review of the system, highlighted the high transaction costs, including heavy delays ...
Just under €30 million in direct orders were placed by public entities by three ministers over the past two years, procuring goods and services directly rather than by making a call for bids for open competition, according to information given in Parliament, says Times of Malta. ...
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The collapse of one of the largest suppliers to the UK public sector, services and construction firm Carillion, is leading to some soul-searching about the whole nature of the relationship between private sector service providers and their government clients. At the extreme, ...
The collapse of one of the largest suppliers to the UK public sector, services and construction firm Carillion, is leading to some soul-searching about the whole nature of the relationship between private sector service providers and their government clients. At the extreme, ...
In January, the Swedish Government took steps to change its policy around IT outsourcing to private firms. It introduced rules, which will come into effect in April, to tighten security in IT outsourcing deals, affecting hundreds of outsourcing projects a year. From April, all ...
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The collapse of one of the largest suppliers to the UK public sector, services and construction firm Carillion, is leading to some soul-searching about the whole nature of the relationship between private ...
The collapse of one of the largest suppliers to the UK public sector, services and construction firm Carillion, is leading to some soul-searching about the whole nature of the relationship between private ...
General Secretary of UK trade union Unison said in a letter to the Cabinet Office that in-house service provision should be the default option for public service delivery. He calls for a set of principles, ...
  • For anyone tracking this thread, wanted to let you know that we are postponing this webinar and will reschedule for sometime in January or February. But we are still interested in feedback as that will help us build our agenda, so if you have thoughts on some of these questions ...

  • The City of Boulder, Colorado wants to deploy more drones to support municipal operations. Before they go full bore, they are gathering feedback from their citizens. Interesting! http://www.govtech.com/products/Boulder-Eyes-Municipal-Drone-Uses-but-Asks-Citizens-How-They-Feel-First.html ...

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Public And Private Sector Procurement – What Are The Real Differences?

We explain the differences between public procurement / government contracting and the procurement in the private sector.

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Public Sector Procurement Fraud – the Four Common Types

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Collaborative Procurement In The Public Sector – Five Benefits And Five Negatives

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Negotiation In Public Sector Procurement — Why Does It Matter?

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Evaluation In Procurement – Why The Moderation Process Is Important

We offer five important tips on how to moderating the scores of bid evaluators in public procurement and execute the moderation process.

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Five Alternative Approaches To Lots And Lotting For Contracts

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