UK Cabinet Office Plans for Tracking Supplier Finances and Performance

8 Nov 2018
The UK Cabinet Office has announced wide-ranging plans to better analyse supplier finances and performance. They will require suppliers to reveal more information about their financial health as part of government changes following the Carillion collapse. A government database will track up to five...

Marine Industry e-Procurement Survey and Report

8 Nov 2018
ShipServ, procurement platform for the maritime industry, have an interesting report out called “e-Procurement in maritime: a roadmap to 2021 and beyond.” It is aimed at C-level executives, senior managers and procurement managers in the maritime industry. It lays out the state of...

UK CCS New Agreement To Increase Use of Public Sector Renewable Energy

8 Nov 2018
“The government has announced it’s making it easier for public bodies to reduce their carbon footprint, by launching a new agreement which makes renewable energy easier to source” – says Facilities Management Journal. Category Lead for Utilities and Fuels at Crown Commercial Service...

Driving Sustainability in European Public Procurement – Event Coming Soon!

5 Nov 2018
We are proud to be supporting a conference later this month in Brussels – an event we thought you would be interested to hear about. Driving Sustainability in European Public Procurement is taking place in Brussels on November 27th and it’s free to attend for public procurement leaders,...

NHS Price Comparison Tool Saves £288 million

1 Nov 2018
UK NHS Improvement has announced that “Trusts across England saved £288 million in the last financial year by securing the best deals for commonly bought items, such as syringes, disposable gloves, loo roll and shoe covers.” A price comparison tool allows Trusts to view the most expensive and...

New Principles To Help Tackle Modern Slavery Announced at UN General Assembly

1 Nov 2018
A new collaborative set of four principles to help nations tackle modern slavery issues in global supply chains has been developed by the UK, in partnership with the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. The UN General Assembly last month announced the new principles which focus on ‘mobilising...

UK SMEs Still Awarded Just 19% of Public Sector Technology Contracts

1 Nov 2018
Latest research from the Federation of Small Businesses finds that although the UK Government has introduced many improvements to its technology procurement processes to make them more open to all organisations, small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are still awarded just 19 percent of public...