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SMEs

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. […]

Government Spend with SMEs – Target, Aspiration or Ambition?

You might remember some time ago the UK government decided that having a “target” for spend with smaller firms (SMEs) was all too difficult.  That […]

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. […]

Four Quick Ways For Small Businesses To Power Up Their Procurement

We welcome this advisory post from Eleanor Matthews, Co-Founder at WorkFutures. The rise of the procurement team’s profile in industry has been well documented, with teams […]

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 […]

Minister Announces New Measures for Government Procurement

An article in the Times last week from Oliver Dowden, who is the Minister for Implementation at the Cabinet Office, was the first we’ve heard […]

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 […]