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A recent report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) explains the results of a survey of 1,135 small businesses in the UK. Findings show that one-fifth said they have been the victim of cyber-attack in the past two years, …
SBIR, also known as the U.S. Government Small Business Innovation Research Fund or “America’s Seed Fund,” makes billions of  Federal Research dollars each year to small businesses that can bring innovative products and solutions to the market.  The …
TheyBuyForYou.eu is a three-year initiative with researchers, innovators and public administrations from five European countries. With funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, it aims to deliver tools, alongside enabling technologies and data, to make procurement across …
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 integrated tender and …
“Hungarian firms tend to determine increasingly strict deadlines, leading to many clients asking for delays, which may become a challenge for companies in case of an economic downturn, according to a report by debt management firm Intrum,” reports The Budapest …
Public sector procurement – we’re speaking generally and specifically in the UK (because that’s where our experience lies) – is difficult to measure in terms of success, or even effectiveness. Why is that? According to an article by Peter …
The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN on SP), is a group of 14 cities that have come together to accelerate the implementation of sustainable procurement worldwide through: setting ambitious, quantified targets on sustainable procurement, reporting on their …
Under the Modern Slavery Act, companies with a turnover of £36 million must publish statements about what they are doing to prevent modern slavery in their supply chains. Last December, at the G20 summit in Argentina, the UK Prime Minister …
The World Economic Forum and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) announced at the WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China, that they will pilot new guidelines for the procurement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the public …
“Public procurement has emerged as a pioneering frontier for provision of jobs and opportunities, especially for women and other marginalised groups at most risk of exclusion from social and economic growth. Cities such as Amsterdam deliberately use public procurement to …