The European Commission is consulting on the role of e-invoicing in business and procurement with the aim to overcome the barriers created by the lack of interoperability between the national e-invoicing systems in the field of public procurement and to stimulate the take-up of e-invoicing in the EU The consultation will close on 14th January 2013 […]
There is something very rotten and self destructive at the heart of government. Lack of competent skills. The decision to award the UK’s multi-billion-pound West Coast Main Line rail franchise to FirstGroup has been scrapped by the government. The transport secretary said there were “significant technical flaws” in the bidding process because of mistakes by […]
Local Government’s attempts to respond to a 28% cut in funding are gathering pace ; pooling residual in-house expertise rather than hiring in consultants with no experience of delivering value for money in a public sector environment.
The look of horror on the instructors face when the power station engineer pulled out an 18 inch screwdriver from his bag (just in case anything on the Ferranti Argus circuit boards needed tweaking) is an image indelibly captured in my brain. This may be an example of incompatible hardware (the Argus, not the brain) […]
The Scottish Government is proposing to consult on a new Sustainable Procurement Bill in order to establish a national legislative framework for sustainable public procurement that supports Scotland’s economic growth by delivering community benefits, supporting innovation, demonstrating environmental considerations and promoting public procurement processes and systems which are transparent, streamlined, standardised, proportionate and business-friendly. The […]
Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, unveiled the pilot of the Government
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The UK Government’s long term plan to reform the way the public sector does business ramped up today as new and updated data on £70 billion of potential future government contracts was published by Cabinet ministers Francis Maude and Vince Cable. Data has been published on £70 billion of potential future contracts over the next […]
Francis Maude: “We are confident that the PSN programme will substantially reduce the cost of communication services across government.”
Curse of the EU Public Procurement Rules strikes again with train manufacturer Bombardier announcing 1,400 job losses in Derby today. Last month, the company lost out to German group Siemens as the preferred bidder to build 1,200 carriages for the route between Bedford and Brighton. Managers have blamed the decision on EU public procurement rules […]