Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

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New UK NHS Future Operating Model Technology Contract Gets Awarded

The contract for the technology within the new National Health Service “Future Operating Model” (FOM), the central procurement and supply chain structure that will lead on 11 common spend categories across the UK NHS, has been awarded to DXC Technology. The contract aims to underpin the FOM and provide technology transformation to support the brave new world of NHS procurement.  Read more ...

Texas Town Uses ‘Public-Pizza Partnership’ To Fix An All Too Common Problem

Bartonville, Texas has deployed an unusual type of public-private partnership for an infrastructure project, what one official has dubbed a “public-pizza partnership” to fix its potholes. Paving for Pizza is a Domino Pizza's promotional campaign developed by a global advertising firm seeking local governments to partner with and Bartonville is serving as the pilot city for the Domino’s initiative. Could that fly here?

And in other news ... 

Gov.UK Announces Simplified ‘Public Sector Contract’ For Small Businesses

High Court Ruling On NHS Legal Challenge

M&C Saatchi Running Tunisian Comms Campaign for UK Cabinet Office

Universities Reporting Under The Modern Slavery Act

New Zealand Launches Cross-Government Gender Pay Principles



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