Content for #Supplier and Contract Management

Working with the government can be lucrative for SMEs, but ecuring government contracts still isn’t easy, despite the UK government’s policy to award contracts as often as possible to smaller businesses. It has stated an aim to reach 33% of all …
A government report has stressed the importance of best practice in reducing fraud, particularly at a time of heightened council activity and less stringent controls in operation. The UK Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has just published a …
Working with, not against, UK Government frameworks to better support digital transformation is the topic of this discussion. The UK Government framework for procuring cloud computing services, G-Cloud, has evolved significantly since its first release in 2012, but it is …
An organisation which champions supplier diversity and inclusion of ethnic minority businesses in both public and private sector supply chains has called on the public sector to do more to make supplier diversity a key part of their core strategy.
7MI Series – This article is first of a 9-part series as we introduce the 7 Economics and Market Intelligence Essentials for Public Procurement.  Each part will also include videos, resources, and other materials.  We will also be launching the …
“Dustin, is anyone talking about how deeply connected schools re-opening and governments re-opening is? Because they need to be.” (Client last week). OK, let’s talk about it then. On March 13th, President Trump declared a national emergency, and guidelines were …
Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) have increasingly become a valued tool for federal agencies to research, prototype, and test new technologies and processes. Understanding how these authorities are used is important for companies seeking to provide technology solutions to the Federal …
When a local hospital asked for help, Clear-Vu came to the rescue and created a face shield prototype to help protect healthcare workers Clear-Vu Medical’s parent company, Autronic Plastics, Inc., focuses on the manufacturing and …
We welcome this guest post from Romy Hughes, director at Brightman. If you distil “strategy” down to its simplest form, it is about looking at the world around you and making plans to thrive within it. Most …
Socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) is about achieving positive social outcomes in public contracts. Procurement affects a large number of people, whether as users of public services, those involved in production and delivery, or staff of the buying organisation. Beyond …