Content for #Learn the Government

Join us on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 5:30 pm! The number of women-owned businesses has risen at a virtually unprecedented rate and this historic expansion is due to the efforts of women who have been willing to take the leap …
Thornton & Lowe has been training organisations to bid for public sector (and private) contracts across the UK for 10 years. It supports over 400 tenders every year and boasts a 75% win rate, with 90% of those in …
France has published a new Public Procurement Code which integrates procurement and concession contract rules into a single code. It was published in the Official Journal of the French Republic on December 5, 2018, and aims to modernise French regulations and finalise …
Every day, startups and small businesses are driving innovation and impact in the public sector, bringing leading technologies, solutions, and approaches that are having an impact in big ways and small. Breakthrough is Public Spend Forum and GovShop’s …
Lexology has run an article in the run up to the July 2018 deadline when the Federal Procurement Act 2018 will enter into force finally replacing the Federal Procurement Act 2006. It’s now more than two years since the transposition …
In more defence news this week, Forces Network, explains that the UK Ministry of Defence is facing a £2.9bn gap in its programme to maintain and renew the country’s Trident nuclear deterrent. The National Audit Office (NAO) has said that …
In a recent PSF webinar, Creating Public Sector Value Through Supplier Relationship Management, the UK Cabinet Office and supplier relationship management experts State of Flux have been highlighting some of the issues occurring in the UK public sector and …
An article we found this week that we think is worthy of your attention is by Omar Salaymeh and appears on Purchasing B2B, in which he claims “… ‘free’ platforms affect process openness and the ability to keep pace …
The UK government has announced a competition for tech firms to come up with innovations that will improve public services, writes Computer Weekly, encouraging better use of technology in the public sector, and connecting tech suppliers to potential customers in …
A joint initiative between Scotland’s Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils is supporting local businesses in developing their capability to bid successfully for public procurement contracts. The Positive Procurement Programme (PPP) takes attendees through what a good tender looks like. It’s …