Hungarian Payment Deadlines Among Strictest in the EU

18 Jul 2019
“Hungarian firms tend to determine increasingly strict deadlines, leading to many clients asking for delays, which may become a challenge for companies in case of an economic downturn, according to a report by debt management firm Intrum,” reports The Budapest Business Journal. In a recent...

Highways England Launches £1.25bn Procurement for Stonehenge Tunnel

18 Jul 2019
A dual carriageway scheme of 8 miles long with a twin-bore tunnel of 2 miles is set to be constructed through the world heritage site that is Stonehenge. Highways England is pushing ahead with the procurement despite planning permission not yet being received (an 18-month procurement process) and...

Latvian Defence Ministry Acquiring Armoured Vehicles

18 Jul 2019
To modernise its defence vehicles and improve the National Armed Forces’ mobility, Latvian ministry of defence has approached 12 countries to ascertain their suitability for a planned 10-year contract to supply of armoured vehicles to the Latvian military as part of a major procurement. A...

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...