Procurement Collaboration – More On Our New paper

4 Dec 2017
We recently announced the publication of our Public Spend Forum research paper, very kindly sponsored by our friends at BravoSolution, and titled simply but accurately; Procurement Collaboration in the UK Public Sector.  The research work was carried out earlier this year, and involved an on-line...

Public Sector Organisations in Changing Approach to Delivering Services Online

1 Dec 2017
GOSS, web and digital platform company, has produced its third Public Sector Digital Self-Service Survey covering 2017-18. It is one of the UK’s largest surveys of its kind. The 200-plus individuals (of CEOs, IT managers, procurers and purchasers) from 179 Public Sector organisations contributing...

Clean Contracting Manifesto Launched by Transparency International

1 Dec 2017
Transparency International, together with CoST (the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative), Open Contracting Partnership (OCP), Hivos and Article19, have launched the Clean Contracting Manifesto. “The whole lifecycle of public procurement must be implemented to the highest possible...

It Is Time for Public Sector Attitudes Towards Cyber Insurance To Change

1 Dec 2017
CPO (chief privacy officer) magazine – providing data privacy, protection and cyber security news and insights – highlights the growing perils of hackers and malicious attacks on public sector organisations. “The last decade has seen attacks driven by ideology, greed and in some cases simple...

Social Value Act Should Be Extended To Cover More Spend

1 Dec 2017
A new report ‘Our Money Our Future’ by former MP and author of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, Chris White, and Social Enterprise UK, claims the UK Government should extend the Social Value Act to include more public spending. Currently the Act ‘shapes’ around £25bn of public...

Unlocking Public Value – Will New Report Change Anything?

30 Nov 2017
What should be an important report for government was issued this month in the UK. We say “should be” because the initial reaction to it was muted, to say the least – but more on that later. The report (which we mentioned here briefly) comes from Sir Michael Barber, a distinguished academic,...

Government Needs ‘Public Value Framework To Improve Efficiency’

24 Nov 2017
A report was published on November 17 by HM Treasury; the Public Value Review calls for a sharper results culture in public services. It looks into how central government can ensure it is delivering maximum value for money in public services such as hospitals, schools and other essential services....