IACCM’s Excellence in Contract Management Awards

8 Feb 2018
Entries are invited for this global award in contract management which recognises the personal initiative of an individual practitioner who has shown outstanding leadership or endeavor in the field of contract or commercial management. The IACCM Contracting Excellence Awards are open to all...

Dutch Ministry Publishes Guidance on Innovation Procurement Process

8 Feb 2018
The Dutch ministry of justice and safety has published a guidance document on innovation-oriented procurement, which it believes will be of use to other governments and public bodies. It is essentially a toolbox and step-by-step guide covering the process from when the demand for goods or services...

HE Smart Motorways Procurement Supply Chain Consultation Begins

8 Feb 2018
Highways England is seeking the views of its supply chain in the development of a new procurement model for its Smart Motorways Programme. “The aim of the new model is to enable Highways England to achieve its ambitions for the strategic road network through securing a sustainable supply chain by...

Public Sector Procurement Should Foster Innovation – Report

2 Feb 2018
A report from techUK argues that for the government to deliver its transformation and growth commitments, it must make a step change in procurement in central government and the wider public sector. The report discusses how procurement can act as a tool for government to deliver its vision for the...

Ayrshire Takes Scotland’s Lead in Sourcing Local Food

2 Feb 2018
In a good news public procurement story – thanks to almost exclusively the efforts of one woman, South Ayrshire in Scotland now sources locally produced food for council schools, canteens and nursing homes. The National reports that the result has been a boom in local produce and a big boost to...

Receive Free Tailored Support to Develop Your Innovation Procurement

2 Feb 2018
Don’t miss out on the chance to be assisted (including legal assistance) in the development and implementation of your innovation procurement. A Europe-wide network of procurement lawyers is available to provide the assistance which is financed by the European Commission and comes at no...

Public Procurement and How To Get The Best Out Of The Private Sector

2 Feb 2018
James Johns, Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Policy Institute at King’s College London, advisor to the World Economic Forum’s National Digital Policy Network, and with experience in advising strategy for public sector business within the private sector, has written an article sharing his...

Greater Access To Public Contracts For SMEs – Can We Do More?

2 Feb 2018
A Tenders’ Direct guest post asks to what degree the most recent EU legislation on encouraging work with SMEs has been successful and what more can be done. ‘Greater access for SMEs to public contracts was one of the policy aims sitting behind the 2014 EU Directive on Public Procurement, which...