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Public Sector

NHS Services – CCG Commissioning Issues Need Attention

Sometimes we get a "comment" on a post that is so interesting, we want to run it as a full article on the basis that […]

Top IT Execs Move to “the Toon” as Bloom Extends Tech Capability

We recently reported that Bloom Procurement Services who operate the NEPO procurement services framework for the public sector has recruited its first Chief Technology Officer, […]

Surrey NHS Commissioning – Surely An Avoidable Legal Battle

The county of Surrey is gaining an unwanted reputation for screwing up NHS commissioning-type procurement exercises. After Virgin won £2 million in damages last year, […]

CCS Management Consultancy Framework – New Lots Announced

Yesterday, Crown Commercial Service announced the result of the tenders for the Lots that form the Management Consultancy Framework Two (MCF2). You may remember some […]

Birmingham Prison – Another Nail in the Coffin of Public Services Outsourcing?

The story of Birmingham prison is incredible, and not in a good way. Prisoners basically have been running the place, with drugs openly taken and […]

Surrey Heath Invests In Shops – House of Fraser Closes

Local authorities in the UK have been under intense pressure with falling funding from central government, while Westminster politicians also impose constraints around funding via […]

Ministry of Justice Adds Probation Services To List of Contracting Failures

Today, another example of the UK public sector news stories slipped out recently just before the “end of term”. Maybe that was to meet KPIs […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the NHS, Basware, the RSA and Deaf Havana

Here I am with Jeff Meredith from Basware having lunch in the Ned in the City. Jeff spends much of his time in Europe, despite […]

Serco Challenges MOD Procurement Decision – A High Stakes Game

We are seeing a rash of supplier challenges to major government procurement exercises at the moment. One of the most interesting is Serco’s challenge to […]

Crown Commercial Service Annual Report – CEO Signs Off

Another recent government announcement (amongst the end of term rush) we were slow to pick up on was the Crown Commercial Service Annual Report and […]

Government Spend with Smaller Suppliers is Going Down Again – But Does Anyone Care?

Let's talk about UK government spend with small suppliers – although in all honesty it is tempting to just republish the article we wrote back […]

End of Term Provides Cover for Difficult Government Announcements

We’re now firmly into summer holiday time, here in the UK at least, so you may see some small drop in the number of articles […]