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Senior executives from Britain’s four largest public services outsourcing firms, G4S, Atos, Serco and Capita, appeared before the people’s watchdog — Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). G4S and Serco remain under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office; they …
The Commission has published the eGovernment benchmark report, which shows that digital delivery of public services has improved during the last two years across Europe. Assessment criteria include the transparency of online public services, mobile friendliness and cross-border mobility, explains …
CIPS – as many will know – is the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, a global professional body working for purchasing and supply professions. It represents a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members, with other …
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 …
The UK’s upcoming Integrated Review of foreign policy, defence, security and international development, will make Ministry of Defence (MOD) procurement overhaul a priority. The Integrated Review commits to maintaining a spend of 2% of GDP on defence and is set …
Bloom Procurement Services has become the first organisation of its kind to be awarded level two of the Social Value Certificate, which is accredited by Social Value UK, the national network for social impact and value which is also a …
The UK Cabinet Office has released its annual figures on how much Whitehall departments are spending with SMEs – both directly and indirectly – reports Diginomica. While SME spending is on the rise, now accounting for 25.7% of total procurement …
An article on LocalGov, from the University of Surrey, explores whether the PQQ can be considered a valuable tool for managing sustainability in the supply chain. It considers sustainability data captured down the supply chain, from public and private sector …
A new report ‘Government outsourcing: what has worked and what needs reform?’ says that consecutive governments have overstated the benefits of outsourcing. Senior politicians regularly claim outsourcing can still deliver 20%–30% savings but there is no evidence to support this.