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Jon Stevens promoted to group procurement director at Atalian Servest

Atalian Servest has announced the promotion of Jon Stevens to the position of Group Procurement Director following his previous role as Procurement Director for the UK and USA. In his new role Stevens will lead the global strategic approach to ...

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SFMI helps WWF-UK win ethical procurement award

Work by the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) and support services company ENGIE led to a win for WWF-UK in the Ethical Procurement category of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply’s 2019 Supply Management Awards.  The award recognised the ...

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New procurement agreement to shape public sector construction

The government has awarded a major new procurement agreement, which will help shape public sector construction. All public sector bodies can use Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Construction Works and Associated Services agreement to find companies to help build things like ...

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Pagabo predicts trebling project numbers through second term frameworks

National framework organisation Pagabo is predicting to deliver millions of pounds of social value for communities with support from its two newest frameworks going out for tender this month. Pagabo is introducing the second terms of its National Framework for ...

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Construction industry holds auditors accountable for Carillion collapse

The construction industry views the collapse of Carillion as a result of aggressive accounting policies and a close relationship with KPMG. A survey of the supply chain conducted by public sector procurement specialist, Scape Group, finds that 93 per cent ...

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Litmus grows purchasing solutions division

Catering and facilities management consultancy, Litmus Partnership, has extended its Purchasing Solutions division after reporting a 35 per cent year-on-year increase in enquiries from businesses seeking specialist procurement expertise. With over 25 years’ experience of working with facilities professionals and ...

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Backup plan

We’re going through some uncertain times, what with Brexit and the collapse of leading players in the FM sector. Here, Julian Fris, Director at Neller Davies explores the role of emergency procurement in helping to weather the storm There seems ...

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Carlisle secures supplier status on NHS framework

Carlisle Support Services has been awarded a supplier place on the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) framework. Established in 2007, and wholly owned by the NHS, NOE CPC provides collaborative and bespoke procurement solutions to the ...

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Businesses urged to place more emphasis on ‘social value’ to secure Government contracts

Businesses who want to secure future government contracts are being urged to show they can also help improve society by tackling issues such as modern slavery and climate change. During yesterday’s Social Value Summit in London,  the government launched a ...

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Procurement passage

Mark Whittaker, Facilities Management Solutions Consultant at Thomson FM Limited and Chair of the IWFM, North Region argues that FMs must ensure to create a clear procurement journey First, a true story. One of my close friends recently arrived at ...

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