Most companies fail to sell through G-Cloud

14 Nov 2019
G-Cloud 10 is the UK government digital marketplace for use by the public sector to buy cloud computing services, covering hosting, software and cloud support. A recent report by Tussell shows a breakdown of sales through the procurement framework, which ran for 12 months until the beginning of...

AI public procurement platform secures investment

7 Nov 2019
A new UK-based public procurement platform, Stotles (from Aristotle), using cutting-edge tech to give a clear view of government tenders that are open to pitches has received investment from Seedcamp. The platform enables suppliers to follow indicators, track potential contract renewals, monitor...

Turkey pledges more transparency in public spending

7 Nov 2019
Following criticism that the country has become more secretive about how it spends taxpayer money, the Turkish government has pledged to reveal more details about public spending. A new website will publish spending and budget details. It will also publish the results of public tenders online. Read...

Social value is the latest frontier for public procurement and value for money

7 Nov 2019
Civil Service World has published an article on what social value means for the public sector. It explains how it interacts with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to compel commissioners and suppliers to widen their positive impacts through investment, transformation and regeneration, and that...

Businesses in NW England told Innovation is way to win public sector contracts

31 Oct 2019
Ambitious companies in the North West of England have been urged to increase their focus on public sector contracts to grow their businesses. Representatives of over 40 firms attended a supplier engagement event organised by Salford City Council, in conjunction with Bloom Procurement Services, and...

Procurement, integration and adaptation are biggest barriers to AI, study finds

31 Oct 2019
Global Government Forum reports that the greatest obstacles to the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the public sector lie in building procurement capabilities, integrating AI with existing systems, and adapting systems to specific delivery environments. This is according to...

Innovation Procurement – The power of the public purse

24 Oct 2019
EU-funded innovation procurements in the ICT domain are updated in a new brochure from the European Commission. Find out how they are bringing ICT-based solutions to the market to address challenges of public interest in sectors like health and elderly care, transport, climate change, energy,...