What Boris Johnson Is Missing When He Talks About Procurement

11 Jul 2019
Boris Johnson – the UK PM front runner – said of Procurement that: “… he wanted to change public procurement rules which could see UK companies favoured when bidding for billions of pounds worth of Government work.” The very knowledgeable Pedro Telles, Senior Lecturer in Law at Swansea...

Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement

11 Jul 2019
The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN on SP), is a group of 14 cities that have come together to accelerate the implementation of sustainable procurement worldwide through: setting ambitious, quantified targets on sustainable procurement, reporting on their achievements, and...

Farmers Call for Food Trading System Complete Treasury Review

11 Jul 2019
At a UK Future Farmers seminar recently, the NFU president said: “There has got to be a complete review of the competition framework. It has to be done by the Treasury, it has to be serious and it has to be done in 12 months.” Britain’s food trading system is “unique” and...

Public Service Delivery Favoured Over Private Sector

11 Jul 2019
A study by E3M, an initiative developed and managed by Social Business International, surveyed, via Pollster YouGov, 2,062 UK adults from among the general public about their attitudes towards public service delivery. 84% of respondents were aware that public bodies such as local councils and the...

Italy’s Defense Spending Rises In 2019, But Procurement Drops

11 Jul 2019
Italy has cut its procurement spending by 15% in 2019 with maintenance and operations funds boosted by nearly one-fifth. Total procurement spending is €4.32 billion combining €1.87 billion from the Defence Ministry and €2.45 billion from Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development. That...

Scottish Government Creates IoT Marketplace for Public Sector

11 Jul 2019
  The Scottish Government is seeking suppliers for a dynamic purchasing system for internet of things technologies. It has issued a contract notice alerting the market to the imminent launch of the DPS, which will run on an initial two-year term until 18 August 2021. The notice said that “due...