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European Parliament News announces that Parliament has endorsed a ‘landmark’ EU-Japan free trade agreement to allow free trade and remove most duties on EU goods exported to Japan. Wine, cheese, beef, pork, pasta, chocolate and biscuits will enter duty-free either …
We’ve written previously about how the UK government is strengthening the Social Value Act to require commissioners to explicitly evaluate social value when they tender a contract. Consideration of the wider social value must be added by each bidder. But …
As we enter the end of the year, we’ve been reflecting on the subjects that have filled our pages. We hope you’ll agree that there’s been some pretty good content, from regular short, sharp, current news stories, to articles and …
A study from Capgemini in conjunction with consortium partners Sogeti, IDC and Politecnico di Milano, highlights the status of Europe’s digital government transformation and looks at how far public sector organisations are taking the steps necessary to achieve shared eGovernment …
The European Commission has published its proposals for the Horizon Europe framework to succeed the Horizon 2020 project. The Horizon 2021-2027 research and innovation programme will be worth €100 billion and is expected to launch on 1 January 2021. We have …
This week Public Finance ran an opinion piece from Colin Cram, a public sector consultant specialising in procurement who has worked in the UK public sector for over 40 years. He discusses, at some length, how a digitally enabled UK …
December 18th at 14:00 CET (15.00 GMT). This is the second of two Webinars organised as part of the European Commission’s Helpdesk service on Green Public Procurement (GPP). This is a forum for stakeholders in public sector procurement to learn about …
Bloom, the Northeast firm that specialises in sourcing professional services providers for public sector projects, read more about its rapid growth here, is part of a business delegation going to Boston to explore opportunities to expand its services into …
There is an interesting case, from a public procurement and development agreement point of view: “Following the High Court’s ruling in October 2016, Faraday Development Ltd successfully argued at the Court of Appeal that the development agreement between West Berkshire …
In Voices for Transparency this week, articles and opinion from the anti-corruption movement curated by Transparency International, there is an interesting article called ‘Is business ready to crack open public contracts?’ It discusses the B20 (the voice of the international business …