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A manifesto for e-procurement change
Political parties have made increased SME participation in Whitehall procurement a key plank of their election platforms. But how they plan on working with existing and upcoming regulations to achieve this is unclear. Pedro Paulo, chief executive of e-procurement specialist Gatewit, explains
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Cabinet Office procurement plans almost "perverse" and "draconian"
Clauses inserted into Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act may impact local authority procurements
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Met to procure new integrated police system
By David Bicknell
Procurement route expected to be a "competitive procedure with negotiation"; process due to start this Autumn with anticipated go-live for the system set for Spring 2017
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Solihull awards data centre construction deal
By Neil Merrett
Council expects to begin migration to new facility by September this year as part of aims for more cost and energy efficient data hosting
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Labour manifesto confirms 'pause' on Universal Credit
By David Bicknell
Procurement contracts to be more accessible to smaller firms; digital government to be more transparent; Labour backs 'open data by default'; Health and Social Care Act to be repealed
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CCS mulls Contingent Labour One framework overhaul
By Neil Merrett
Alternate solutions being considered for new agreement include a G-Cloud-style system, managed services or a dynamic purchasing system
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Cabinet Office appoints new chief digital officer
By Neil Merrett
Conall Bullock will lead department's in-house technology team in role that will also combine functions of CTO and CIO
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e-Invoicing specialist Basware acquires e-Procurement provider Procserve
By David Bicknell
Claims the deal will benefit the public sector with access to enhanced cash-flow and transparency to improve services
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Humber trust prepares for mobile records rollout
By Neil Merrett
First phase implementation of BT agreement valued at just over £1m will see 500 professionals able access to real time records through mobile devices
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Government urged to halt smart meter roll out
By Neil Merrett
The Institute of Directors (IoD) calls for rethink of £10.9bn national implementation strategy over technical concerns and cost fears
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