How EU Public Contract Winners Are Selected

29 Aug 2019
Dr Pedro Telles of Swansea University and expert in public procurement law has recently reviewed a study conducted by DataLab looking into how public contract winners in the EU are chosen. The study uses data from 2016 onwards. He discovers that a high proportion (66.5%) is awarded to the...

British Steel Finds A Buyer

22 Aug 2019
News that British Steel has a buyer hit the headlines in the UK this week. A Turkish pension fund firm subsidiary has emerged as the frontrunner in the preferred buyer selection process of the British Government – Oyak already owns 49.3% of Turkey’s largest steelmaker, Erdemir, as well as a...

National Infrastructure Commission Releases Procurement Assessment Tool

1 Aug 2019
The tool is intended to improve UK national infrastructure procurement and ensure that government selection of infrastructure procurement models is made with a robust consideration of broader factors beyond cost. Public bodies will be able to analyse the costs and benefits of financing and...

First Open Source Knowledge Graph on European Public Procurement

19 Jul 2019
The ‘TheyBuyForYou’ project brings together researchers, innovators and public administrations from five European countries who are working on guidelines for procurement data visualisation. An international research team with open data specialists from the University of Southampton have...

Addressing Cybersecurity Threats for State, Local Governments

17 Jul 2019
State and local governments face looming cybersecurity threats but emerging tech may be able to address the issues Cybersecurity in America is a complicated topic. Federal and state organizations rely on different network construction to protect valuable data. The federal government is heavily...

Air Force Awards Another IT-as-a-Service Contract

15 Jul 2019
Accenture Federal Services is now responsible for providing IT services to eight Air Force bases in lieu of the Air Force pivoting enterprise IT-as-a-service (EITaaS) to commercial companies. The EITaaS initiative will provide basic IT infrastructure and services to free up Air Force service...

What Boris Johnson Is Missing When He Talks About Procurement

11 Jul 2019
Boris Johnson – the UK PM front runner – said of Procurement that: “… he wanted to change public procurement rules which could see UK companies favoured when bidding for billions of pounds worth of Government work.” The very knowledgeable Pedro Telles, Senior Lecturer in Law at Swansea...