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As more and more government buyers continue to search on GovShop, suppliers are also creating or claiming their company profiles. Since March, supplier registrations have increased by over 400 percent. Many listed provide products and services to aid in the …
Procurement must become centre stage in the National Health Service if we’re to cope with the public health demands of the nation, says ITProPortal in an article looking at how procurement can contribute going forward and how the health sector …
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 …
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 …
As procurement operations continue to be performed with part or all of the staff working from home, the question arises: “What if the offices stay empty?” When I asked a state CPO that yesterday, she said “We’re virtual for good …
Civil Service World reports that the UK Ministry of Defence’s poor management of contracts has left taxpayers picking up the bill after nuclear infrastructure projects have swelled beyond their planned time and budget. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) found three …
Global Compliance News reports that the current climate surrounding the COVID-19 crisis requires a significant level of flexibility in contractual relationships. To provide flexibility, the public procurement process has been accelerated to help reduce deadlines for submission request. Permitting direct …
In a release issued earlier this week Transparency International Romania says “Given the many questions and suspicions raised both in the country and internationally about the award of various contracts with public funds under the pretext of the state of …
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 support and …
There are few matters in government contracting more fundamental than the rule of two and its influence on the small business set aside program. Federal agencies are required to provide fair opportunity to small businesses and socioeconomic concerns …