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SMEs want to see the removal of tendering barriers for public sector contracts

As Government gears up for tendering reform, new research carried out by tender training platform, Ultimate Tender Coach, has found over 90 per cent of British SMEs think the public sector should be more accommodating and do more to remove ...

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Cluttons boosts public sector offering with place on crown commercial service framework

Cluttons has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Estate Management Services (EMS) framework for the first time, meaning it can take a share in an estimated £500m worth of contracts. The strategic property consultancy was appointed ...

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EQUANS appointed to all three Lots of ESPO’s Total Facilities Management Framework

EQUANS, the recently formed entity bringing together all of ENGIE’s services-led activity, has been awarded a position on all three Lots of the East Shires Purchasing Organisation’s (ESPO) Total Facilities Management framework. Services offered through the framework will include maintenance ...

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Sodexo awarded place on CCS Estate Management Services framework

Sodexo’s Integrator business has been named as a supplier on the £500 million Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Estate Management Services (EMS) Framework (RM6168). This national framework is available to all UK public sector bodies to easily access services from a range ...

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ENGIE’s CEO to chair CBI’s Public Sector Partners Council

Nicola Lovett, ENGIE UK & Ireland’s CEO, has been appointed as chair of the CBI’s Public Sector Partners Council (PSPC) – a CBI standing committee. In her role, Lovett will help guide the CBI’s work on issues related to the ...

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Government to challenge unrealistically low bids

Contractors face “intense scrutiny” if they submit unrealistically low bids for public sector contracts, according to a senior official at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director for Infrastructure and Construction, told a webinar ...

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CCS appoints Mitie as cleaning services supplier

Mitie has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) agreement for Building Cleaning Services. The agreement allows public sector organisations to easily access suppliers providing cleaning services for sites, including schools, universities and GP surgeries. With ...

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New ‘future of construction’ role created at Pagabo

Following a period of growth, national framework provider Pagabo has announced additions to its team, including the appointment of Charley Wainwright as its ‘Future of Construction Lead’. The role has been created to lead on the organisation’s The Future of Construction ...

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Fusion21 launches £1.1bn Workplace & Facilities Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has launched its national Workplace & Facilities Framework – worth up to £1.1 billion over a four-year period and is now inviting bids from interested suppliers. Designed to meet the facilities management needs of ...

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Futuristic ‘Village’ concept launched for military and civil service personnel

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), supported by its partner Sodexo, has launched ‘Village’ – a new concept that incorporates one stop catering, retail and leisure facilities at Worthy Down Station in Hampshire. Designed to build community, create connections and foster ...

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