MoD Criticised Over International Ship Building Procurement

23 May 2019
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is facing criticism over the way it is procuring new ships to back up the Royal Navy’s giant aircraft carriers (and in its invitation to foreign firms to bid for a contract to build shops for the Royal Navy). It has already suffered a blow to its...

Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act – CIOB Response

23 May 2019
The UK Home Office has just published its “Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: Final Report.” The construction industry, having been highlighted by the National Crime Agency as one of the most common sectors for labour exploitation in the UK owing to its ‘aggressive business...

Benefits, Not Cost, Should Be Key Focus of Major Infrastructure Projects

23 May 2019
More emphasis should be made on the whole-life benefits of major infrastructure projects than cost, says a new Institute for Civil Engineers (ICE) policy report. The report looks at how the built environment sector can reduce the gap between cost estimates and outturns for major infrastructure...

New Innovation Procurement Platform Launched!

23 May 2019
The Innovation Procurement Platform has had a face-lift giving it a new, more modern design to help encourage more innovation in the European public sector. It provides public procurers and policy-makers with a go-to place for all the latest news and resources on innovation procurement. Public...

International Conference: Challenges in Sustainable Public Procurement

23 May 2019
The Public Procurement Authority of Hungary has organised an international conference on “Challenges in Sustainable Public Procurements.” To consider the importance of international knowledge sharing, the representatives of the V4 countries, as well as international public procurement experts,...