Brexit Ferry Contract Latest – Award, Challenges and Dissension

11 Jan 2019
Following the award of the Seaborne Freight ferry contract in the event of a no-deal Brexit, read more here, Supply Management reported recently that ‘Scottish MEP Alyn Smith (SNP) has written to the EC requesting an investigation into the procurement process that led the UK government to...

North America and Europe Included in Top Performers in Anti-Corruption Efforts

10 Jan 2019
A new EcoVadis study, “The Fight Against Corruption: Insights Into Ethical Performance in Global Supply Chains,” considers issues around corruption, such as abuse of power, bribery, conflict of interest, fraud and money laundering, and how prepared companies are to address it. The report...

Executive Interview Series: Public Procurement Insights

10 Jan 2019
As part of the National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP) insights series the organisation talks to its Executive Director, with many years of experience in public procurement and in multiple roles, about her experience with the NCPP, changes in the procurement landscape and how to handle...

NHS Long Term Plan and Procurement

10 Jan 2019
The UK published its National Health Service Long-Term Plan this week which has sparked both welcome remarks and feelings of apprehension. “Cutting waste across the NHS – We will continue to make sure we are using taxpayers’ money efficiently, including through introducing new digital...

IT Public Procurement Predictions 2019

3 Jan 2019
Computer World UK is running an interesting post on IT analysts’ public sector technology predictions for 2019. “The government will need to ensure that its IT systems can cope with any outcome of Brexit,” it says. “Brexit will lead to the increase in the number of UK central government...

4th Global Procurement Conference

3 Jan 2019
In partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the University of Rome Tor Vergata presents The Global Procurement Conference for executives from finance, regulatory bodies, policy-makers, economists, lawyers, and all public procurers. There will be six sessions dedicated...

No-Deal Brexit Ferry Contract Triggers Much Debate and Concern

3 Jan 2019
The readiness and ability of the firm Seaborne Freight to deliver on the UK government contract to run extra ferries in the event of a no-deal Brexit has come into question in the media this week. At nearly £14 million, the Brexit ferry contract has been awarded to a company with no ferries and no...

Department of Health and Social Care Launches GP IT System Procurement Process

3 Jan 2019
The UK Government has launched the procurement process for providers of new GP IT systems, marking the first shake-up to the market in over a decade, writes Pulse. The Department of Health and Social Care said the ‘GP IT Futures framework’ would open up competition to more providers and ensure...