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How to rid the public sector of outsourcing failure
Better and clearer standards for outsourcing management and providing public sector contract managers with the tools they need to align themselves with outsourcing best practice can help, says National Outsourcing Association chief executive Kerry Hallard
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The problem with management information
Supplying management information for government frameworks is an administrative headache for SMEs. It's really time the government started thinking about the day-to-day operation of the frameworks it produces, say DXW's Vanessa Williams and Leanne Garvie
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Telford in the spotlight as blue light teams arrive on the scene to discuss ESN
By David Bicknell
British APCO conference kicks off early user feedback over planning, coverage, capacity and transition
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Staffordshire PCC: lack of fire service link up a "sore point"
By Neil Merrett
Matthew Ellis claims "significant" time has been spent on fire collaboration; work now ongoing to set out standards with others partners reflecting wider Police ICT Company ambitions
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The public sector digital procurement challenge
Andrew Mellish, public sector business manager for Carrenza, considers why G-Cloud has become the template for digital procurement and how the Crown Marketplace may develop in turn
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Better embracing local government G-Cloud needs
In meeting local public sector procurement needs, a wider cultural shift facilitating decision making from a capital and empowerment basis will be needed, argues Oneserve's Chris Proctor
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Time for a change
Public sector procurement is complicated. There are numerous buying organisations and almost as many frameworks. We can make it simpler, starting with one single central government agency that specifies the things common to all procurements, says Ian Fishwick, SME director at Innopsis
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Supply and Demand: how current government practice is widening the skills gap
Typically it's price, not performance that seals procurement contracts. Suppliers are increasingly being seen as providers of commoditised IT, argues Jane Roberts, strategy director at Toplevel
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Predicting the direction of digital government in 2016
O2 public sector managing director Billy D'Arcy identifies devolution, IT procurement transformation and a push towards shared systems and processes among key public sector digital drivers in 2016
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Deep cleaning NHS procurement
Lord Carter's report into NHS efficiency recommended that there should be a single electronic catalogue for procurement across all health bodies. Helen Lisle, associate director of procurement at County Durham & Darlington Foundation Trust, provides a coalface view of the report's recommendation and the implications of achieving it.
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Building a bigger picture in Swindon to keep vulnerable children safe
Karen Reeve, head of children, families and community health at Swindon Borough Council, discusses the pioneering work the authority has been doing to ensure key information on vulnerable children can be shared more simply between health and social care teams
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The dust settles on Edinburgh's £186m ICT services award
By David Bicknell
Proposed contract enters Alcatel period; attention now switches to procurement projects in Glasgow and Kent
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SMEs are key to transformation of public services
Real progress has been achieved in making it easier for SMEs to do business with government. But further reform of procurement processes is needed to make them simpler and less needlessly bureaucratic, argues Naureen Khan, associate director - Central Government at techUK
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Government as a Platform: it's a business challenge
As the government steps up its Government as a Platform (GaaP) thinking, Steve Thorn, senior vice-president for the Public Sector at CGI UK, argues that the customer-centricity and efficiency equation must be at the heart of its GaaP approach
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Manchester city united in its devolution drive
By David Bicknell
Council leader Sir Richard Leese discusses the city's DevoManc devolution plans, the tight deadlines for delivery and the likely impact on procurement and the local digital economy
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