Public Sector Bodies Recognised For Counter-Fraud Efforts

14 Feb 2019
A number of public sector organisations have been recognised for their efforts in tackling fraud, which is estimated to cost the UK government between £31bn and £49bn every year. Winner of the ‘excellence in fraud prevention’ category was the HMRC for its ‘tackling alcohol at source’...

Advice on Bidding for UK Public Sector Contracts – Insight from the Experts

4 Feb 2019
Thornton & Lowe has been training organisations to bid for public sector (and private) contracts across the UK for 10 years. It supports over 400 tenders every year and boasts a 75% win rate, with 90% of those in the Public Sector. Founder, Dave Thornton, has a background in EU procurement,...

CIPS Qualifications Restructured for ‘More Agile and Creative Thinkers’

31 Jan 2019
A review of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) qualifications has been launched. The institute has reviewed and restructured its qualifications to develop more agile and creative thinkers, focused on strategy and relationship building, it says. “Following a review of the CIPS...

EMCOR – First in Sector to Achieve Sustainable Procurement Standard

24 Jan 2019
Facilities management provider, EMCOR UK, announced this week that it had achieved conformity to the new international standard ISO 20400 for sustainable procurement – the first facilities management provider to do so. We wrote about the ISO 20400 standard here when we talked to London...

The Procurement Economy in 2019: UK and EU

24 Jan 2019
As relevant for public sector as for private, Jaggaer, a specialist in the public sector procurement technology market, has produced a briefing paper on the 2019 economic outlook both in the US and the European Union, and examines how procurement organisations can best prepare. It discusses Brexit...

North America and Europe Included in Top Performers in Anti-Corruption Efforts

10 Jan 2019
A new EcoVadis study, “The Fight Against Corruption: Insights Into Ethical Performance in Global Supply Chains,” considers issues around corruption, such as abuse of power, bribery, conflict of interest, fraud and money laundering, and how prepared companies are to address it. The report...

Disaster and Emergency Part 1: Caribbean Heads of Procurement Assemble

9 Jul 2018
We are delighted to publish a series of guest posts from Craig Brewin, about the Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the CDB (Caribbean Development Bank) special conference. Craig is a Caribbean-based procurement professional, whose further coverage can...