New Report: Circular Procurement in Public-Sector Construction

7 Jun 2019
“The new Circular Cities report was published today on the occasion of the World Circular Economy Forum taking place in Helsinki, a city that has pledged to integrate sustainability in 100% of its procurement processes by 2020. The White Paper recognises the important role that public authorities...

London NHS Trusts £3bn Mega-Framework for IT and Services

6 Jun 2019
The NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP) has published a contract notice alerting suppliers to bid for a place on a four-year, £3bn framework covering the supply of a comprehensive range of technology and services. It is split into lots and sub-lots and almost 50 NHS organisations across...

How to Use Drones in the Public Sector and Procure Their Services

6 Jun 2019
Public Spend Forum features on Spend Matters this week exploring the increasing use of drones, in agriculture, construction, and emergency response, and how to procure those services. Between 2016 and 2017, drone bids and RFPs saw a growth of 194% – so it might be worth knowing a bit more about...

Apply for Free of Charge Assistance To Implement Your Innovation Procurement

6 Jun 2019
The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative (eafip) is offering free-of-charge assistance to European public procurers in the preparation and implementation of their next innovation procurement. Eafip can help public sector organisations modernise public services (for example in...

The Valencian Innovation Agency PPI Guidelines for Public Authorities  

6 Jun 2019
The Valencian Innovation Agency (Agència Valenciana de la Innovació) has produced a guide to promote public procurement of innovation (PPI) among local authorities from the Valencia region, writes the PPI website’s Procurement Forum. “The practical guide of the process of public procurement...

Join the Learn Tech Accelerator Buyers Network in Europe

6 Jun 2019
The Learning Technology Accelerator (LEA) aims to accelerate the market entry of innovative learning technology solutions using innovation procurement. LEA Followers consist of procurers, suppliers, learn tech experts and schools, who are all invited to join the project as observers, following the...

Bloom Launches UK’s First Public-Sector-Dedicated S2P Platform

5 Jun 2019
Bloom Procurement Services, which operates the NEPRO professional services framework on behalf of the UK’s NEPO (North East Procurement Organisation), which was set up to help the public sector buy professional services and manage spend whilst achieving better outcomes and improving value, has...

Winners of the £310m European Social Fund Tender

30 May 2019
FE Week has revealed the big winners of the controversial £310m European Social Fund tender, funding given to the UK to increase job opportunities and to help people to improve their skill levels. The agency said the contracts were awarded through a “stringent procurement process, which adhered...