UK NHS Shared Business Services launches Cyber Security Services Framework

4 Jun 2020
A new free access cybersecurity framework has been rolled out by the UK’s National Health Service Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) designed to help the health service and the wider public sector with cybersecurity threats, recovery and management. The ‘Cyber Security Services Framework’...

Armed Forces announce launch of first Cyber Regiment in major modernisation

4 Jun 2020
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace today announced a new Cyber Regiment has been launched to protect frontline operations from digital attack as Defence continues its modernisation to combat threats. The Ministry of Defence has launched 13th Signal Regiment, the UK Armed Forces’ first dedicated Cyber...

Could a more dynamic model be used over Central Purchasing Bodies?

28 May 2020
Albert Sanchez-Graells from the University of Bristol – School of Law, has just released his recent paper ‘Public Procurement by Central Purchasing Bodies, Competition and SMEs: Towards a More Dynamic Model?’ He writes that while the creation of central purchasing bodies (CPBs) sought to...

Buying responsible technology in government

28 May 2020
A new report ‘Buying better technology in government,’ has been produced by think tank Doteveryone – which was founded by Martha Lane Fox, the digital entrepreneur who helped set up the UK Government Digital Service (GDS) in 2011. It argues that civil service organisations should improve...

Local UK procurement shakeup to tackle construction SMEs’ recession fears

21 May 2020
A regional shakeup of procurement expertise for local authorities and housing associations in England is aiming to help councils and construction SMEs avoid some of the worst economic inequalities post coronavirus. The London Housing Consortium is placing emphasis on highly localised procurement...

Covid-19: lessons from Italy on public-private healthcare procurement

14 May 2020
  An article from the collaboration between The European Sting with the World Economic Forum explains how the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the shortcomings of public-private healthcare procurement systems. This crisis presents an opportunity to learn and to reshape these...