Tunga launches new e-learning platform for software developers in Africa

9 Jul 2020
Social enterprise Tunga is creating more opportunities for African software developers. The Dutch company has launched a new e-learning platform that is freely accessible to all tech talent in Africa. The Tunga Academy offers free online courses for African tech talent and is part of the...

CIPS and ITN Productions launch ‘Supply, Support and Sustain’

9 Jul 2020
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and ITN Productions are co-creating a unique news-style content series ‘Supply, Support and Sustain,’ exploring the challenges, opportunities and innovations taking place in the changing landscape of the global procurement and supply...

Digital transformation: Working with Government procurement frameworks

2 Jul 2020
Working with, not against, UK Government frameworks to better support digital transformation is the topic of this discussion. The UK Government framework for procuring cloud computing services, G-Cloud, has evolved significantly since its first release in 2012, but it is still an onerous task for...

Review reveals local government procurement fraud risk

2 Jul 2020
A government report has stressed the importance of best practice in reducing fraud, particularly at a time of heightened council activity and less stringent controls in operation. The UK Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has just published a report on the risks of...

An SME guide to securing government contracts

2 Jul 2020
Working with the government can be lucrative for SMEs, but ecuring government contracts still isn’t easy, despite the UK government’s policy to award contracts as often as possible to smaller businesses. It has stated an aim to reach 33% of all procurement going to SMEs by 2022. Businesses...

Data Shows Significant Drop in Government IT Services Spending Post COVID-19

26 Jun 2020
Federal and central governments across the globe have shifted spending priorities to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, with notable declines in IT spending worldwide, according to a new report. The report notes the COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes for every sector but argues “the health crisis is...

Making socially responsible public procurement work

26 Jun 2020
Socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) is about achieving positive social outcomes in public contracts. Procurement affects a large number of people, whether as users of public services, those involved in production and delivery, or staff of the buying organisation. Beyond those directly...