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    European Court of Justice - Rules on Contract Variations!

    Does the duty of transparency require, in the case of an intended amendment to a service concession contract - including the substitution of a subcontractor whose identity was emphasised in the tender - that the negotiations on this point are again opened up to competition with an appropriate degree of advertising, and what would be the criteria for requiring such an opening up?
    You may read the full article here>>>. Rules on Contract Variations

  • Finding Contract Information Sources

    You can find out about private sector contracts in a number of ways, information on non-EU public sector contracts on the UK and obtain a guide to tendering for public contracts from the Department for Business,
    You may read the full article here>>>. Finding Contract Information Sources
  • Is the tendering process being undermined by increased litigation from losing bidders?

    In recent months, the examples of Bristol's Hengrove Park leisure centre and the Greater Manchester waste PFI have shown that incidents of legal action brought by losing bidders are on the increase.
    You may read the full article here>>>. Is the tendering process being undermined

  • Article by:John Tizard, Senior Director, Centre for Public Service Partnerships Thursday, January 14, 2010

  • New procurement plan is announced

    A plan setting out how the government would use the £220bn spent by the public on third party goods and services to support growth and economic recovery has been outlined by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liam Byrne.
    You may read the full article here>>>. New procurement plan - 2010
  • How Procurement Could be Affected by the Equality Bill

    Legislation on equal opportunities in business, due to commence the committee stage in the House of Lords next week could give procurers, especially in the public sector, greater powers and obligations to demand diversity strategies from suppliers. You may read the full article here>>>. How Procurement Could be Affected by the Equality Bill

  • UK public procurement law digest: new threshold values for 2010

    UK public procurement law digest: new threshold values for 2010 to a contract awarded by a public or government body – including utilities – must follow openly advertised tendering and contract award procedures, ...
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    Unfair public sector procurement process stacks odds against...

    We were overjoyed when our clients win public sector contracts but there remains is problems and perceptions in the a tendering process when they have already.... Unfair public sector procurement process

    ESBA welcomes the Presidency Conclusions,

    but regrets that the Council missed the opportunity to address the current obstacles for SMEs with regards to access to finance, late payments by both businesses and institutions, and administrative burden. ESBA urges the Council, not to lose track of these issues, which remain of vital importance in the current economic downturn.... European Small Business Association

    SME-friendly Tendering & Procurement Process - Sharing Intelligence - Dublin,Ireland “Small businesses provide a valuable contribution to the needs of the public sector through innovation, responsiveness and quality in the provision of goods ... See all stories on this topic tendering for public sector contracts uk

    Contracts and tenders link: Procurement solutions Live,9-10 June ...

    The aim of my blog is to hopefully put businesses in this present economically difficult time in touch with potentially vital contracts and tenders. I hope some people will benefit and profit from this blog. ... Procurement solutions Live,9- 10 June, 2009, London. To be held at earls Court. Official Government procurement event register at Contracts and tenders link - Procurement solutions Live,9-10 June

    We need a wider vision to achieve the best value

    tendering for contracts training From the Glover report, government was now required to have a free-to-use portal by the end of next year for every wider public sector contract above £20000 ... See all stories on this topic Public Service - Staffordshire,UK

    Alert over shortage of skills in building

    Incentives such as giving firms priority for public contracts if they keep on apprentices are being introduced. ConstructionSkills, the Government-backed ... Yorkshire Evening Post - Leeds,England,UK

    Tender Example - London: Environmental Training Services

    PublicTenders ... Government tenders & contracts ... UK-London: environmental training services. 2009/S 80-115630. UK Public Contract Notices

    17 (UK)- MPs sign 'EDM' - i.e.: community benefit clauses to be written into public sector tenders

    A group of MPs has called on the Government to issue guidance to public sector procurement officers urging them to consider the benefits to the community during the tendering process. Third Sector - London,UK

    Minister welcomes report on breaking down Public Sector barriers

    The research was commissioned by Andrew Davies, Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery, through the Business Procurement Task Force. ... IT Wales - Swansea,Wales,UK

    Is It Wise To Invest In Employee Training Development Courses?

    They improve productivity, renew professional motivation, enhance leadership qualities & managerial skills. Leadership Qualities & Managerial Skills