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SMEs

More from PACAC – We Want More Foreign Suppliers, Says Minister

We reported here on the recent Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee which looked at sourcing public services post-Carillion and outsourcing. That raised some issues […]

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. […]

Basware Report on Prompt Payments – Still An Issue for UK SMEs

Last week Payments and eProcurement firm Basware published the results of a UK survey around small business and prompt payment. The survey of over 2,000 […]

CCS Consulting Framework – What Lies Behind The Procurement Strategy?

We highlighted the publication of the Crown Commercial Services Management Consultancy tender (“MCF2”) recently here. CCS is setting up four “lots” to cover a range […]

Advice from Ferrero on Brexit Planning and Supply Chain Risk – SME Preparedness Is Critical!

You may have read our post on Edbury Daley’s workshop at eWorld in March ‘Brexit Contingency Planning at eWorld – Or Lack of It.’ Andrew Daley […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Two Butchers – A Parable About Protectionism, SMEs and Public Procurement

Continuing our best of 2017 round-up; this was originally published in three installments back in May. Reading this again, it might actually be the best […]

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 […]

Why Don’t SMEs Win More Government Work – Our Readers Comment

We reported here on the disappointing figures quietly released by the UK government recently that showed spend with smaller firms (SMEs) declining in 2015/16. While […]

Does eSourcing Help Smaller Bidders? Our Experts Comment

I was going back over some very old documents on the server, sorting out files and deleting rubbish, and started reading some Spend Matters articles […]

More on Government Spend with Smaller Firms – Why Isn’t It Growing?

While it was good to see Civil Service World picking up on the story about government’s declining spend with smaller suppliers (see our original story […]