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Public Sector

New Crown Commercial Service Consultancy Framework – What Will Drive Value?

Last week, the Crown Commercial Service (the UK government’s central procurement arm) finally issued the tender documents for the remaining “Lots” that form their management […]

A Crisis In Social Care? Alllied Healthcare Looks To Re-Structure Debts

There was a worrying development late last week when Allied Healthcare told staff and clients that they are seeking a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) – […]

De La Rue Backs Down On Passport Procurement Challenge

De La Rue announced yesterday that they will not after all challenge the decision to award the new passport production contract to Gemalto.  The BBC […]

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. […]

Delays to NHS Future Operating Model Supply Chain Contracts

What’s going on with the NHS / Department of Health “Future Operating Model*” programme? The NHS Supply Chain website last week published an article titled […]

De La Rue Challenges Passport Procurement Decision – Does The Firm Stand Any Chance?

De La Rue, the firm that lost out on the decision to produce the new UK post-Brexit passports, has announced that it will challenge the […]

Where Next For Crown Commercial Service? Tough Decisions Required

We wrote here about Malcolm Harrison’s departure from the UK government’s central buying organisation, Crown Commercial Service, and with Peter Lawson, one of Harrison’s key […]

Passport Procurement Exposes Brexit Divisions – Free Trade or Protectionism?

Let’s give our UK government some credit for their handling of the passport procurement issue.  It would have been easy for ministers to panic when […]

NHS Subsidiary Companies – The Next Public Sector Scandal?

There is an increasing and worrying trend in the NHS for hospital trusts to set up subsidiary companies and move groups of staff into those […]

National Procurement Service of Wales: The BBC Gets Over-Excited …

At the end of last week, public sector procurement in Wales hit the headlines – well, in Wales anyway, as the BBC seemed (as far […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum is dedicated to public sector procurement and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for improving public procurement and the public sector […]

Government Looks At Carillion and Public Sector Outsourcing – Peter Smith Comments

I’ve sent off my submission to the Parliamentary Public Administration and Constitutional  Affairs committee, which is running an inquiry into “Sourcing public services: lessons learned […]