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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. ...
An extraordinary session concerning the delayed modernisation of the Slovak military has taken place lasting eight hours. MPs and lawmakers of the ruling coalition have criticised delays. “… most of the planned procurements are already obsolete before they are delivered and military ...
In a major change in UK military policy, the emergency procurement of new equipment in response to field commanders to deal with emerging threats now has to be paid out of the UK Ministry of Defence’s own budget rather than from the UK Treasury’s (finance ministry's) reserve ...
This week France’s defence ministry announced plans to raise its spending by more than 40% - from 34.2 billion euros in 2018 to 50 billion euros in 2025. The move is to bring it in line with NATO targets following complaints that the US accounts for 70% of combined NATO defence ...

Perspectives and Insights

Five Alternative Approaches To Lots And Lotting For Contracts

We provide five approaches to lots for contracts in public procurement.
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Collaborative Procurement in the Public Sector – Five Benefits and Five Negatives

The five benefits and negatives of the trend toward collaborative procurement and purchasing in the public sector.
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10 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Professional Buying Organisations (PBOs)

Think you know about PBOs and what they do in the procurement process? Here are ten interesting facts.
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Policies and Regulations

Procurement Challenge – UK Government Pays Out £100 Million

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the UK has not appealed a challenge and must now pay out £100 Million.
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Guide For Public Authorities On The Procurement Of Innovation

The Procurement of Innovation Platform aims to make public procurement of innovation a widespread reality in Europe.
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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.
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