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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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Prohibiting BYOD threatens smarter working in public sector says research

Large parts of the public sector have yet to authorise the use of BYOD devices, according to new research commissioned by Kyocera Document Solutions UK. A survey of staff across the public sector found that 38 per cent of respondents ...

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HMP Birmingham ends contract with G4S

Birmingham Prison will remain under public-sector control following the Government’s ‘step-in’. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) took over the running of the prison for an initial six-month period in August 2018, which was extended in February until the ...

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Reform outsourcing, don’t ban it, says think tank

Government needs private firms and charities to deliver public services but should improve the rules for outsourcing, says the Reform think tank. A new report by the think tank calls for more training for civil servants dealing with private companies ...

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phs creates head of public sector role

Hygiene services company, phs Group, has appointed Chris Brown to the newly created role of Head of Public Sector. With 15 years of public sector experience, Brown will lead phs’ drive to enhance its offering to the public sector and build ...

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New agreement set to increase public sector renewable energy use

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. The public sector currently accounts for around two per cent of UK ...

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Mace Macro secures place on CCS FM framework

Mace Macro has been named as a supplier for two lots on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Facilities Management Marketplace framework, which supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. The new Facilities Management ...

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Majority of councils are breaching rules on payment

Six months on from the collapse of Carillion, new data obtained by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has revealed that almost nine in 10 (89 per cent) local authorities are not monitoring if their supply ...

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Salisbury chosen for £12bn FM framework

Salisbury Group has been appointed to the UK government’s new RM3830 Facilities Management (FM) Marketplace Framework Contract, following a competitive tender led by the Crown Commercial Service. Salisbury Workplace Services – part of the wider Salisbury Group – has been awarded ...

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Public Sector Show 2018: Thousands of public servants finding technology, infrastructure and leadership solutions

Around 2,000 public servants descended on London’s ExCel at the end of June as the Public Sector Show brought together sector leaders, political heavyweights and leading suppliers to discuss the challenges, opportunities and solutions ahead for UK public services. Transport ...

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