Navigating the Waste and Recycling Services Market

3 Oct 2019
Local Authorities (in the UK and elsewhere) will be looking to procure more waste and recycling services in the next few years as tighter regulations come into play. In the UK alone, DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) will be setting harder resources and waste strategy...

Governments Buying AI Intelligently – New Guidelines

2 Oct 2019
The World Economic Forum has issued guidelines to help governments procure artificial intelligence. They have been co-designed by WEF’s artificial intelligence and machine learning team and the UK government’s Office of AI along with Deloitte, Salesforce and Splunk. Government and private...

Key to Understanding the Public Procurement Process and Compete for Projects

5 Sep 2019
Market intelligence solutions provider SpendEdge has recently published an article for any firm wanting to better understand the public procurement process when competing for work. It highlights six key steps to follow including: requirement identification, scope of the procurement, determining the...

The Problem for Small and Local Suppliers – Barriers to Public Markets

29 Aug 2019
In a post this week, procurement advisory firm Odesma talked about what they believe to be some of the main challenges in public sector procurement that are preventing them from implementing innovation and efficiencies. One of them is ‘engaging local suppliers.’ “With Brexit a couple of...

Global Lead Cities Network on Sustainable Public Procurement Report

29 Aug 2019
A Global Lead Cities Network on Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) report has been released. The initiative was set up to create a worldwide network of leading cities that share and develop their capabilities to implement sustainable and innovation procurement, driving a transition to sustainable...

Public Sector Urged to Invest In Solar Power Now

29 Aug 2019
Central and local government in the UK has made some significant environmental commitments in the past 12 months. Swindon Borough Council-owned Public Power Solutions says falling costs and rising demand for solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) ‘makes large-scale solar investment a good bet...

More than 7m Separate Cyber Attacks on Small Businesses in 2 Years

8 Aug 2019
A recent report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) explains the results of a survey of 1,135 small businesses in the UK. Findings show that one-fifth said they have been the victim of cyber-attack in the past two years, which the research equates to nearly 10,000 cyber-attacks a day for...