One Planet Network Sustainable Public Procurement Programme

Oct 16, 2020
The One Planet Network Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) programme is a voluntary global multi-stakeholder partnership in which various parties – governmental, non-governmental, public and private, agree to work together in a systematic way with the aim to promote and accelerate the...

Defence: UK up 44% in number of cybersecurity firms

Oct 8, 2020
Forces.net explains that new data shows the UK has averaged second place in the global defence exporter rankings on a rolling 10-year basis (2010-2019). That makes it the biggest in the world after the US. The data has been released by UK Defence and Security Exports and compiled in conjunction...

UK Rail supply chain needs better understanding of market for exports

Oct 8, 2020
According to the Rail Supply Group’s UK Exports Survey report, rail suppliers need a greater understanding of the market to increase exports. The findings say there needs to be increased knowledge of which SMEs and larger companies are active in the rail export market and which markets are...

Researchers Confirm Shift in COVID-19 Testing Needed as Country Reopens

Aug 4, 2020
A recent Science Magazine article discusses the radical shift in COVID-19 testing needed to reopen schools and businesses. While the country increased testing throughout the summer, we have not be able to mitigate spread effectively. “Diagnostics experts, public health officials, and...

Some lessons for construction and public procurement from Covid-19

Jul 16, 2020
The rapid construction of seven covid-19 specialist ‘Nightingale’ hospitals in the UK, including at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham built in just two weeks, has lessons about how a crisis-triggered event and the mindset behind the construction should apply to all projects, in good...

CIPS and ITN Productions launch ‘Supply, Support and Sustain’

Jul 9, 2020
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and ITN Productions are co-creating a unique news-style content series ‘Supply, Support and Sustain,’ exploring the challenges, opportunities and innovations taking place in the changing landscape of the global procurement and supply...