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cabinet office

NAO on Cabinet Office Efficiency Savings – a mixed review for the procurement elements

We mentioned the National Audit Office (NAO) reports last week on rail procurement and on their assessment of the savings figures declared by the Efficiency […]

Major Projects Authority report – but how transparent is the Cabinet Office itself?

The UK Cabinet Office published last week their second annual report and update on major projects across government. Their Major Projects Authority has been a […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Ian George, Tejari, SAP, good government, and Miley Cyrus

I passed the week in Camberley, barely been out of the house, but did have a bottle of very good Whittington's Winter's Tail, a fairly strong, dark, hoppy ale, suitable for a wintery, wet, miserable Thursday. However, my US colleagues got to live it up in Las Vegas at the ISM conference. Ha! Sounds like a big event, and very successful too according to the posts coming through from colleagues. Read Jason’s first impressions here, and why he thinks there should be more focus on contract management here.

‘OGC’ Procurement policy notices and big ‘Transparency’ policy news

I've had a bit of a rant a couple of times here - and directly to a few 'OGC' people - about the sad state […]

Government ‘lean procurement’ review – details and predictions

We reported a while ago that Cabinet Office had instigated a 'lean procurement' study.   Following a Freedom of Information request, we got a bit […]

Government Transparency – exclusive!! (subject to correction from Cabinet Office…)

We wrote the other day about the OGC / ERG announcements on Transparency and whether there is some retreating from previous commitments - for instance, […]

The Telegraph realises that Francis Maude is important

It's good to see the national press (the Telegraph) catching up with what we said here weeks ago; Francis Maude has collected a very impressive […]