Situational Awareness and Public Procurement – EC Event

16 Nov 2018
The European Commission is holding its second SAYSO (standardisation of situational awareness systems to strengthen operations in civil protection) public workshops on December 4th in Brussels. This is part of Horizon 2020 and will present the results and lessons learned so far and focus on project...

National Health Service Workforce Shortage Announcement

15 Nov 2018
HSJ has published an article warning that Workforce shortages are a greater challenge to the NHS than funding. “New analysis from the Health Foundation, King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust finds that if current trends continue, the gap could reach almost 250,000 by 2030. If the pattern of people...

How To Win Government Contracts – And Live To Tell The Tale

15 Nov 2018
Management Today runs regular leadership lessons billed as ‘One-Minute Briefings’ – a quick and easy way to top up on advice on business challenges. The latest is from Rod Aldridge, founder and former CEO of Capita, giving his key takeaways on the rules for working with the public sector....

End of Huge Government Outsourcing Deals in Sight

15 Nov 2018
UK Government contract data source, Tussell, has analysed thousands of contracts and found that over the three years leading up to the end of June, “the value of contracts remained at around £5bn a year, but the number of contracts increased from 3,333 to 4,521 per year as the value of deals...

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,...