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Start-Up Solution Helps Suppliers Find and Win Public Contracts

Newly announced, Tenderlake is a UK start-up of 2016 with a SaaS solution that leverages Artificial Intelligence to help organisations find and win more public tenders. It scours websites and marketing materials, then finds customers with open opportunities to supply the products and services...


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Unilever First in Complete Supply Chain Transparency Move

Palm oil supply chains are complex as the fruit changes hands many times from farmers to agents before it reaches a mill. It is then transported via traders to refineries for further processing, when it enters a company's supply chain – explains Jakarta Globe here . This week giant consumer...


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Drones Go-Ahead from Italian Treasury

Italy's Economy Ministry has sent Parliament a draft ministerial decree for the “approval of a multi-year programme for the acquisition of Medium Altitude Long Endurance remotely piloted aircrafts,” writes The MediTelegraph . The Air Force is likely to buy the drones from Piaggio Aerospace and...


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Slovakia Opens Tender for Rail Track Purchase

The Slovakian state railway operator plans to purchase rails and has announced a tender with an estimated price of just under €19 million, excluding VAT. A further public tender has been launched for welding works and connected activities over a period of two years, worth an estimated €12...


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Oxygen Finance Parent Company IPO Sets It For Growth

Oxygen Finance is poised for growth following the successful completion of parent company’s (TruFin) IPO on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. Oxygen Finance works principally with public sector businesses to improve the operational effectiveness of their purchase-to-pay systems and...


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The Prison Education Framework: Labour Market Insight for Winning Bids

Labour Market Insight specialists, Emsi explains how good local knowledge may prove crucial to a successful bidder in the prison education framework Invitation to Tender now live in the UK. “One of the areas that is likely to mark out a successful bid from an unsuccessful one, is the ability of...


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Renewable Energy Direct to Customers Via PPAs

Power purchase agreements (PPAs), contracts that sell energy directly to large corporate and industrial customers through multi-year supply contracts rather than to the wholesale market, are gaining traction in the European wind power sector. With increasing decentralisation “The wind market is...


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Why Outsource? Here Are Some LESS Good Reasons (Part 2)

The collapse of one of the largest suppliers to the UK public sector, services and construction firm Carillion, is leading to some soul-searching about the whole nature of the relationship between private sector service providers and their government clients. At the extreme, we have some...


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Why Outsource? Here Are Some Good Reasons (Part 1)

The collapse of one of the largest suppliers to the UK public sector, services and construction firm Carillion, is leading to some soul-searching about the whole nature of the relationship between private sector service providers and their government clients. At the extreme, we have some...


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UK Construction Tender Prices Anticipated To Rise

Construction News reports that a supply chain squeeze will push up tender prices. They are anticipated to rise in 2018 owing to the supply chain being unable to support rising input costs, according to Mace’s cost consultancy arm. The company has revised its forecasts for tender price rises in...