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This Procurement Needs Testing – Never Mind The Drivers …

In 2013 the Government via the Crown Commercial Service awarded a “single supplier framework contract” to learndirect for the supply of Computer-Based Testing Services across […]

Public Spend Matters Europe – Highlights from Last Week

As last week was a bank holiday here in the UK, we are publishing our roundup of  highlights from our public sector Europe site a bit later than usual […]

Procurement of Medals – Zut Alors, What a Ridiculous Controversy!

Will the EU procurement regulations become an issue within the UK's EU referendum campaign? Well, the first signs of that were seen last week when […]

Contracting Authorities Must Not Implement Public Procurement Boycotts

Local authorities in the UK have been told by central government that they cannot boycott goods from particular countries. This is aimed very much at […]

Public Spend Matters Europe – Highlights from this Week

Here is our Friday run down of  what we have published for you on our site dedicated to exciting and fascinating matters connected with European […]

The Curate’s Egg: We Need Courage To Deliver Best Public Procurement Outcomes

We're pleased to feature this guest article from  Steve Burton, health & social care category manager at public sector collaborative buying organisation, ESPO. After years, […]

Supreme Court Decision: NS&I Can Give Atos £130M Contract Without Specific Competition

A case at the UK’s Supreme Court this month confirmed the award of a £130 million revenue contract, awarded without a new public competition, to […]

This Week’s Summary of Articles from Public Spend Matters Europe

Here's a summary of our stories from around Europe on Public Spend Matters Europe this week. There’s a new article every day so the volume […]

UK Central Government Says: You’ll Do Procurement OUR Way, Sunshine, Understand?

This has not had a whole lot of comment in the media, but slipped into the UK's Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, which became […]

Public Procurement – Legal Ruling against Winchester Council, You Can’t Vary a Contract THAT Much!

A legal judgement affecting the beautiful and ancient city of Winchester has some implications that procurement people generally should note. Although technically we might see […]

Digital Marketplace / G-Cloud Store – How Much Spend Is Illegal or Inappropriate?

The UK Government’s Digital Marketplace (previously known as the G-Cloud Store) had what looked like a successful November, with sales of £40 million going through […]

This Week’s Summary of Articles from Public Spend Matters Europe

It’s Friday, so it's time for a roundup of the articles published on Public Spend Matters Europe this week. The site, launched on September 1st, is building […]