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Exclusive! Sir Philip Green report due ‘early next week’; watch out for the bananas…

I understand that Sir Philip Green's report on UK public sector procurement is due to be published early next week - probably Monday subject to […]

The bonfire of the quangos.. now, where did I put those matches? What next for Legal Services and Buying Solutions?

The leaked letter yesterday concerning the potential abolition of  quangos was interesting for both what it included and what it did not.  One notable absence […]

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 Coalition’s Transparency Agenda – latest procurement guidance from OGC / ERG

The radio silence from OGC / ERG is leading to a new brand of investigative journalism / blogging called "trawling the OGC website for interesting […]

Nigel Smith interviewed by Supply Management

There's a good interview with Nigel Smith, who was CEO of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) until very recently. Nigel is pretty bullish but […]

What is going on with OGC and Cabinet Office?

We reported the end of OGC (Office of Government Commerce) email addresses here, and speculated as to how significant that might be.  I've spoken to […]

New ‘hidden’ OGC guidance on use of Framework Contracts

One of the strange by-products since OGC (the Office of Government Commerce, keepers of the UK public procurement flame), moved from Treasury is what has […]

John Suffolk back on line

One of the more interesting bloggers in Government is John Suffolk, central Government's Chief Information Officer. This is his first piece post election, and a […]

Procurement news – facilities, fluids and football

The new Buying Solutions Facilities Management framework, open to the entire UK public sector, has been announced and eight firms have been successful  in winning […]

Exclusive – top Government procurement executive in tragic sporting accident!

Now this really is a Procurement Excellence exclusive!  This is a slightly edited version of a communication that appeared on the OGC Intranet a couple […]

OGC policy on greater transparency in public procurement

Thanks to the Linked In group for pointing this out - OGC have published a PPN (procurement policy note) on "New requirements for greater transparency […]