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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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Simplified ‘Public Sector Contract’ cuts red tape for SMEs

The Government has launched a new, simplified Public Sector Contract designed to make it easier for businesses to apply for Government contracts. The new contract removes duplication from the application process and streamlines procurement for companies that supply to government through Crown ...

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Skanska UK achieves Level 2 BIM verification

Skanska UK has become one of the first construction companies to achieve company-wide Level 2 BIM Capability verification, ahead of the government deadline for mandatory use of ‘BIM Level 2’ from April 2016 for new public sector contracts. The company achieved verification ...

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Sodexo announces its Public Service Pledge

Sodexo has announced the launch of its Public Service Pledge, an ethical manifesto for its contracts and conduct, for citizens and communities. The Public Service Pledge details a set of commitments which are designed to help Sodexo UK & Ireland ...

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Capita acquires Constructionline for £35m

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has announced outsourcing group, Capita, as the successful bidder in the sale of Constructionline, following an open competitive sales process which launched last summer. Constructionline, one of the UK’s largest procurement and ...

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Sercon doubles its fortunes

Ayrshire-based facilities management provider Sercon, has been celebrating a record 12 months after almost doubling its turnover in a year. The SME, whose services include security, cleaning, waste management and building maintenance, has seen its annual revenue increase from £2.6 million ...

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Helping Londoners get on their bikes

It’s now a familiar sight to see cyclists weaving in and out of stationary traffic in central London. But since the Barclays Cycle Hire (BCH) scheme was introduced, the clunky blue frame of ‘Boris bikes’ is steadily overtaking the variety ...

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