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Gov’t recruits six private sector experts to deliver savings on contracts

Six new senior business leaders have been appointed to ensure that government gets the best possible value from government contracts, Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has announced today. The six ‘Crown Representatives’ have been recruited to bolster departmental ...

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NHS could save £2.3bn on estate procurement and FM running costs

Despite improvements being made to the way in which the NHS is managing its property, there is still £2.3bn worth of annual savings available if better facilities management and procurement practices were adopted. According to the latest annual report by ...

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Kier scoops £200m housing repair contracts with Circle

Kier Services has signed two contracts with Circle Housing Group to deliver its planned repairs and maintenance services across the central and eastern regions. The contracts are worth in excess of £200m over a period of five years, with the ...

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WRAP’s new free e-learning modules open up sustainable procurement savings to all

WRAP has launched a series of sustainable procurement e-learning modules. The simple to follow and free to use online modules offer procurement practitioners the tools and knowledge to confidently assess their own procurement processes, with a view to adopting more sustainable ...

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Tideway realise the value of automated purchase order management

Tideway is a specialised property management company, controlling significant assets in the commercial and residential UK market place. With a large numbers of invoices, relating to various buildings, coming into the business on a daily basis, maintaining control of costs ...

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Spending watchdog nabs Home Office over police procurement inefficiencies

Police forces in England and Wales could make greater savings by working together to improve their buying power for essential goods and services according to a new report. The National Audit Office (NAO), Parliament’s public spending watchdog, found that although the ...

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New one stop shop for suppliers bidding for government business

A new centralised system will make it easier and cheaper for suppliers to compete for government and public sector opportunities, Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude, has announced. The new system will mean suppliers only have to register once ...

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Smarter procurement service – EduBuy – could save schools & colleges £1bn

A new website has been devised to smarten up school purchasers with their contract choices and aims to help out across many areas including ICT, stationary and facilities management contracts. The Government Procurement Service (GPS), an executive agency of the Cabinet office has collaborated ...

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Failure to implement more centralised approach holding back govt procurement efficiencies

While progress has been made in government procurement efficiencies there have been problems in implementing the reforms including the lack of enforcement of the mandate to use a centralised approach according to a new report from the National Audit Office (NAO). Since 2010, the ...

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Over 50% firms neglect to carry out due diligence in their supply chains

As the food mislabeling scandal grabs and holds the news headlines in the UK and whilst processed beef contamination investigations continue, worrying, new research has revealed that only 6% of procurement managers and directors have ever been made aware of unethical activity in ...

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