Dutch Rail Company Fined 41 Million Euros for Procurement Fraud

5 Jul 2017
The Dutch Authority on Consumers and Market (ACM) has fined the Netherlands principal passenger railway operator, NS, 41 million euros for fraud in the procurement of a contract for regional public transit in Limburg. According to NL Times, where you can read the full story, the firm misused...

More Countries To Join WTO Procurement Deal

4 Jul 2017
“The WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) may soon see some new additions, with Australia reportedly close to the negotiating finish line, nearly two years after it launched its bid to join the plurilateral accord,” reports the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable...

UK Government Urged To Find New Methods of Nuclear Build Funding

29 Jun 2017
At a recent UK conference on nuclear new builds, a British peer and a former Defence Secretary and now chairman of trade body the Nuclear Industry Association has urged the government to come up with new funding methods for nuclear new builds, including the county’s proposed £10bn...

Brexit’s Impact on UK Public Procurement a Year Later

21 Jun 2017
A year after Britain voted to leave the European Union, it is still unclear how trade deals will impact public procurement. The European Parliament published a paper, Consequences of Brexit in the Area of Public Procurement, that outlines four possible relationship models for British companies...

Is Government Cost-Cutting Really Starting To Hurt the UK?

20 Jun 2017
A series of terrible events in the UK in the past few weeks has put the spotlight on government expenditure, as well as raising many other issues of course. The Manchester bombing at the Arianne Grande concert, the London Bridge terrorist attack, and the tragic fire in west London have all led to...