Navigating the Waste and Recycling Services Market

3 Oct 2019
Local Authorities (in the UK and elsewhere) will be looking to procure more waste and recycling services in the next few years as tighter regulations come into play. In the UK alone, DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) will be setting harder resources and waste strategy...

Opportunities for the UK Government’s new innovation framework, Spark

26 Sep 2019
As part of the UK government ‘Technology Innovation Strategy,’ the government has also launched Spark, a marketplace for technology innovation which sets out a new unified approach to digitisation in the public sector. It is a dynamic purchasing system that will allow the public sector to find...

Sustainable Urban Integrated Transport Systems Initiative

12 Sep 2019
A four-year research and innovation action project is under way to develop and implement sustainable, inclusive and accessible transport strategies. Sustainable Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable tools for Small to Medium local authorities, is a research and innovation initiative...

EU Defence Joint Procurement

12 Sep 2019
The European Commission president has said that the EU should do more foreign policy by majority rather than unanimity, and that the EU’s defence union project will have its own offices and staff in Brussels. A new directorate general [DG] for defence industry and space will speed up work on...

New UK Framework for Simplified Purchase of Cloud Services

5 Sep 2019
NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has set up a new procurement framework to provide the entire public sector with a simple, quicker and OJEU-compliant means of purchasing cloud solutions. 24 suppliers have been selected on value for money for the framework which is intended to make the...

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...