Sustainable Urban Integrated Transport Systems Initiative

12 Sep 2019
A four-year research and innovation action project is under way to develop and implement sustainable, inclusive and accessible transport strategies. Sustainable Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable tools for Small to Medium local authorities, is a research and innovation initiative...

EU Defence Joint Procurement

12 Sep 2019
The European Commission president has said that the EU should do more foreign policy by majority rather than unanimity, and that the EU’s defence union project will have its own offices and staff in Brussels. A new directorate general [DG] for defence industry and space will speed up work on...

Key to Understanding the Public Procurement Process and Compete for Projects

5 Sep 2019
Market intelligence solutions provider SpendEdge has recently published an article for any firm wanting to better understand the public procurement process when competing for work. It highlights six key steps to follow including: requirement identification, scope of the procurement, determining the...

How UK CCS Is Supporting the Development of Smart Cities

5 Sep 2019
UK Crown Commercial Service category lead for technology solutions, explains how the CCS can support the development of smart cities and help modernise public sector procurement practices on Public Sector Executive. “By working together, suppliers, customers and CCS can create the more efficient...

New UK Framework for Simplified Purchase of Cloud Services

5 Sep 2019
NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has set up a new procurement framework to provide the entire public sector with a simple, quicker and OJEU-compliant means of purchasing cloud solutions. 24 suppliers have been selected on value for money for the framework which is intended to make the...

How EU Public Contract Winners Are Selected

29 Aug 2019
Dr Pedro Telles of Swansea University and expert in public procurement law has recently reviewed a study conducted by DataLab looking into how public contract winners in the EU are chosen. The study uses data from 2016 onwards. He discovers that a high proportion (66.5%) is awarded to the...