Impact of Brexit on UK Procurement – A General Overview

1 Aug 2017
We’ve written plenty on Public Spend Forum and Spend Matters UK about the impact of Brexit on public procurement (or procurement generally) but here is another, more general, view from Raconteur, published recently. Worth a read for a general overview regardless of the sector you operate in. On...

Guidance for Public Sector Bid Challenges

27 Jul 2017
The Technical and Construction Court (TCC) has published guidance for UK authorities, bidders and specialist procurement lawyers on how they should conduct public procurement claims in court.  It gives easy to follow steps they should take when bringing a claim and the key points of the guidance...

Why Are Public Procurement Reforms in Ukraine So Slow?

21 Jul 2017
Success in the Ukraine in launching anticorruption agencies and patrol police to make public procurement transparent, and improve economic regulations (especially when it comes to energy markets), opening public registries, decentralisation, etc, are being called ‘slow’ and the pace of change...

New Public Procurement Guidelines Ireland

21 Jul 2017
EU Procurement Directives were transposed into Irish Law in 2016. The Revised public procurement guidance and templates, to simplify rules and support SME access, form part of Ireland’s National Procurement Policy Framework. This consists of 5 strands: Legislation (Directives, Regulations),...

Welsh Health Board Criticised for Significant Failings in Awarding HR Contracts

21 Jul 2017
WalesOnline reports that Cardiff and Vale Health Board has been heavily criticised for “numerous and significant failings” in the way it procured and managed HR contracts. It paid RKC Associates Ltd £290,000 for HR leadership services over 17 months. The Auditor General for Wales finds that it...

More Support for Local Suppliers Needed, Says Digital Jersey

21 Jul 2017
The Jersey Public Accounts Committee raised serious concerns recently about the progress being made with e-gov – the digitisation of government services – and made a number of recommendations as to how the project could and should be improved. It said that there was ‘unnecessary tension in...