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A Story About A Town That Turned Itself Around Through Local Sourcing

An article in The Guardian last week caught our attention – it talks about how a northern England town turned around its failing financial situation by taking a ‘spending public money locally’ approach. This article is an opinion piece as opposed to ‘news,’ but it is interesting and thought...


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Public Sector Procurement Should Foster Innovation - Report

A report from techUK argues that for the government to deliver its transformation and growth commitments, it must make a step change in procurement in central government and the wider public sector. The report discusses how procurement can act as a tool for government to deliver its vision for...


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NDA Magnox Contract Inquiry – Interim Report Highlights

Regular readers will know all about the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Magnox decommissioning contract fiasco which cost the taxpayer over £100 million when the losing bidders successfully challenged the supplier-selection decision. A range of procurement failings came to light, and as we...


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London Garden Bridge Failed Project – In The News Again

The Architect’s Journal reports that the “Garden Bridge Trust refuses to hand over meeting records.” Following the termination of the Garden Bridge project, and after a loss of nearly £50 million of taxpayers’ money, critics say the charity behind the halted project has ‘gone rogue’ after it...





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InnProBio Launches Online Toolbox for Buyers

The InnProBio European project has launched an online toolbox for bio-based procurement in the public sector. The toolbox is a starting point for public buyers to learn about the various bio-based products available on the market when considering alternatives to plastics produced from fossil...

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Webinar Recording: Modernizing IT Through Agile Share-in-Savings Contracts

To watch the full video, scroll down! Governments at all levels are grappling with the need to invest in new technologies and modernize their legacy systems. But lack of resources and capital investment dollars can often prevent that from happening. Vendors are ready to take risks and put more ...

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Open Contracting Innovation Award Goes to Telus from The Sinar Project for Putting Transparency in Government Contracting

Back in June we reported on the Open Contracting Innovation Challenge - a competition run by the Open Contracting Partnership and the Open Data Institute to recognise ground-breaking data-driven ideas for improving public procurement. Open contracting is about using open data in public...

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