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...

First Open Source Knowledge Graph on European Public Procurement

19 Jul 2019
The ‘TheyBuyForYou’ project brings together researchers, innovators and public administrations from five European countries who are working on guidelines for procurement data visualisation. An international research team with open data specialists from the University of Southampton have...

Hungarian Payment Deadlines Among Strictest in the EU

18 Jul 2019
“Hungarian firms tend to determine increasingly strict deadlines, leading to many clients asking for delays, which may become a challenge for companies in case of an economic downturn, according to a report by debt management firm Intrum,” reports The Budapest Business Journal. In a recent...

How Effective Is Public Sector Procurement Really?

16 Jul 2019
Public sector procurement – we’re speaking generally and specifically in the UK (because that’s where our experience lies) – is difficult to measure in terms of success, or even effectiveness. Why is that? According to an article by Peter Smith, it’s partly because “so much of what...

Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement

11 Jul 2019
The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN on SP), is a group of 14 cities that have come together to accelerate the implementation of sustainable procurement worldwide through: setting ambitious, quantified targets on sustainable procurement, reporting on their achievements, and...

Bahrain and UK to Pilot AI Public Procurement Guidelines

4 Jul 2019
The World Economic Forum and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) announced at the WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China, that they will pilot new guidelines for the procurement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the public sector, produced by the WEF Centre for the...