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Rapid Disinfection Robots available for UK public sector

Apr 9, 2021
Public sector organizations in the UK, including hospitals, police forces, fire and rescue services, educational establishments, hospices, housing associations and other public entities, can acquire LightStrike disinfection robots via the Countess of Chester CPS Framework (Countess of Chester is a...

EU Commission proposes new regulation for sustainable batteries

Apr 9, 2021
In December 2020, the European Commission published its proposal for a new Sustainable Batteries Regulation (“Regulation“), as part of its wider strategy for a climate-neutral, resource-efficient EU economy. The draft legislative proposal aims to ensure that all batteries placed on the EU...

UK MPs raise concerns over PFI contracts expiration

Mar 26, 2021
A report published by a prominent UK parliamentary committee warned that the failure to prepare for private finance initiative (PFI) contracts expiry could cause serious disruption to “vital public services such as schools and hospitals” and that the mismanagement of the expiry process “could...

European Commission presents actions to boost organic production

Mar 26, 2021
The European Commission has presented an Action Plan for the development of organic production which is designed to provide the fast-growing organic sector with the tools it needs to achieve a target of 25% of agricultural land under organic farming by 2030. The plan puts forward 23 actions...

Whitehall will retrieve money from PPE suppliers that provided faulty goods

Mar 12, 2021
Supply Management writes this week that the UK government is undertaking an audit of personal protective equipment (PPE) and will be pursuing suppliers to recoup money where they did not meet requirements, ie., were not fit for purpose, not delivered, or not fully fulfilled. Last November the...

Welcome to a new Healthcare Supply Chain Community

Mar 5, 2021
A new group for healthcare professionals and suppliers has been launched and being is managed by healthcare supply chain experts, each with many years of experience in technology, best practice processes and standards adoption. Their aim is to encourage the sharing of experiences and challenges...

How cities can prepare for ‘flying cars’

Mar 5, 2021
Urban Aerial Mobility – or ‘flying cars’ – could present a more flexible way for cities to invest in future infrastructure, says WEF. Cities can help shape how this technology will be implemented and how it will impact their communities. To understand what’s needed, Agenda spoke with...

The UN environment programme

Feb 19, 2021
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is a “global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate...

UK public procurement fragmentation: green paper and frameworks

Feb 12, 2021
The UK government’s green paper Transforming public procurement “fails to live up to its title,” explains CIPS. Colin Cram, a consultant who was a founding member of the government’s Central Unit on Purchasing – a forerunner of the Efficiency and Reform Group — said the proposals...

Free training to help SMEs secure more future contracts

Feb 12, 2021
UK big transport firms, HS2, Highways England, Network Rail and Transport for London, have joined forces in encouraging SMEs to register for free training courses designed to improve their prospects of meeting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) supply chain requirements and help them secure...