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...

Procura+ Awards 2017: Call For Applications From European Cities

30 May 2017
The Procura+ Awards, run by ICLEI, showcase the achievements of European cities’ sustainable and innovative procurement projects.They are now open for 2017 applications. There are three award categories: Sustainable Procurement of the Year, Innovation Procurement of the Year and Tender...

Israel Discussing Reciprocal Defence Procurement With Italy

30 May 2017
Israel is discussing the purchase of new helicopters from Italian firm Leonardo, through Elbit Systems Ltd. the subcontractor on the project. This is on condition of a reciprocal defence procurement between the two governments. Also in the bidding are US company Bell and European company Airbus....

Procurement Key to Brexit’s Success

18 May 2017
In an interesting story about the importance of procurement, Diginomica looks at a report from the analyst group GUIDE Consultancy, which claims that the success of Britain’s departure from the European Union—known as Brexit—will depend upon the country’s digital procurement capabilities....

New Public Procurement Rules Enter Into Force In Belgium

14 May 2017
The Royal Decree of 18 April 2017 on the award of public procurement in classic sectors was published in the Belgian Official Gazette of 9 May 2017. The decree implements in particular the Law of 17 June 2016 on public procurement. It includes: the introduction of the European Single Procurement...