PPI Workshop on Innovation in Public Construction

31 Aug 2017
eafip, the body that supports public authorities in better innovation procurements of ICT based solutions across the EU, is hosting a workshop on innovation procurement in public construction on 14th November in Prague. It is open to all public procurers and the aim is to highlight the benefits...

National Health Service offers £20K per doctor finder fee to agencies

31 Aug 2017
Jeremy Hunt – the UK health secretary – has pledged that doctors (GPs) will be available to the public 7 days a week by 2020. To fulfil that pledge the NHS has published a contract notice for agencies to find GPs, also from abroad, to fill the gaps. Recruitment agencies are being offered around...

Public Money and the Arts in Question

31 Aug 2017
Public funding of ‘art’ and art-related activities has been coming under scrutiny in the UK this week. Scotland’s The Courier writes how “Creative Scotland awarded the part-time Duncan of Jordanstone lecturer £15,000 to see how living within Glasgow’s city boundaries for a year would...

No Agreed Status on £140 Million Of Taxpayers’ Money For Ulster-Scots

24 Aug 2017
A leaked document submitted to the Stormont (Northern Ireland parliament) talks proposes giving an additional £140 million of taxpayers’ money for Ulster-Scots, reveals News Letter, where you can find the full story. The proposal to increase public funding for Ulster-Scots cultural and...

Government Urged To Overhaul Public Sector Procurement Process for SMEs

24 Aug 2017
The UK government is being urged to review its public sector procurement process after a Federation of Small Businesses report finds that of the £200bn a year spent on third-party goods and services, very little goes through small firms. Only 23% of SMEs have worked with the public sector in the...

Ofcom Welsh Branch Controversial Contract Terminated

24 Aug 2017
Communications regulator Ofcom awarded a contract to a Cardiff-based consulting firm which has two senior officials on Ofcom’s advisory committee for Wales. But the firm had not had to submit a competitive tender before being given the contract by the publicly-funded body. The award is said to...