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IBM buys UK’s Optevia to ramp up in public-sector, cloud-based CRM services

IBM buys UK’s Optevia to ramp up in public-sector, cloud-based CRM services | Procurement | Scoop.it
IBM has made an acquisition to help grow its business in cloud services for government and other public sector organizations -- cloud services being of the..
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Rail projects an opportunity for public-private partnerships

Rail projects an opportunity for public-private partnerships | Procurement | Scoop.it
Reduction in Middle East public spending due to oil price decline offers firms a chance to get involved in infrastructure projects Aecom executive says
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Migrant Spending Splits German Government

Migrant Spending Splits German Government | Procurement | Scoop.it
Bitter criticism comes after finance minister labeled Social Democrat proposals for wider social spending on housing and public services to complement integration of migrants as 'pitiful'
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BuyerQuest and Taulia boost financial supply chains

BuyerQuest and Taulia boost financial supply chains | Procurement | Scoop.it
BuyerQuest, an e-procurement provider, has entered into a strategic global alliance withTaulia, the financial supply chain company, for supplier financing.
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Defence public servants: beggars on a beach of gold

Defence public servants: beggars on a beach of gold | Procurement | Scoop.it

It's a Defence spending bonanza, but the public service won't be celebrating.

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UK Government hands out £1bn in IT deals via site 

UK Government hands out £1bn in IT deals via site  | Procurement | Scoop.it

Launched in November 2014, the marketplace was designed as a single website to replace a range of others, which it was claimed were confusing for buyers and suppliers.

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HSE audit raises questions over spending of public money

HSE audit raises questions over spending of public money | Procurement | Scoop.it

Analysis: Transfusion Positive criticised in report for ‘inappropriate’ use of funding

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Campaigners: UK government procurement guidance is intimidation, not ‘ban’ on boycotts

Campaigners: UK government procurement guidance is intimidation, not ‘ban’ on boycotts | Procurement | Scoop.it

The British government formally published Wednesday new guidance ostensibly intended to “stop inappropriate procurement boycotts by public authorities.”

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Fears that £12m steel contract for bypass in Aberdeen could be awarded to TURKEY

Fears that £12m steel contract for bypass in Aberdeen could be awarded to TURKEY | Procurement | Scoop.it

UNION leaders are calling on the Scottish Government to ensure that the contract is not awarded to a Turkish supplier.

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Rak and Homar Agreements In 2016. Modernization Of The Polish Artillery Systems To Be Delayed

Rak and Homar Agreements In 2016. Modernization Of The Polish Artillery Systems To Be Delayed | Procurement | Scoop.it

The Armament Inspectorate informed us that finalization of the agreement related to procurement of the Rak (Crayfish) self-propelled mortars and Homar (Lobster) rocket artillery systems is planned to happen in 2016.

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CDP: Companies Blind to Climate Risks in Half of Their Supply Chains | Sustainable Brands

CDP: Companies Blind to Climate Risks in Half of Their Supply Chains | Sustainable Brands | Procurement | Scoop.it

The largest ever study of climate data from suppliers and their corporate customers, the CDP’s Global Supply Chain Report 2016, found that less than half of suppliers have set a target to reduce their emissions and only one third have lowered...

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Public spending watchdog damns DfE's approach to teacher recruitment crisis

Public spending watchdog damns DfE's approach to teacher recruitment crisis | Procurement | Scoop.it

National Audit Office is strongly critical of government's approach to teacher supply, questioning its analysis of the demand for new school staff A damning report into the £700 million teacher-training system has concluded that the...

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British Gas to cut 500 jobs as it shuts insulation business

British Gas to cut 500 jobs as it shuts insulation business | Procurement | Scoop.it

Supplier seeks cost efficiency by shutting down energy efficiency division

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How New or Improved Technologies Can Transform Procurement - Spend Analysis and eSourcing

How New or Improved Technologies Can Transform Procurement - Spend Analysis and eSourcing | Procurement | Scoop.it
As Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and procurement practitioners move into 2016, they have the need and the capability for advanced technology solutions to automate and link the source-to-settle process – upstream, strategic sourcing and...
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Budget 2016: George Osborne hints at fresh public spending cuts next month

Budget 2016: George Osborne hints at fresh public spending cuts next month | Procurement | Scoop.it
The UK Chancellor is set to deliver the budget on 16 March with some government departments protected from cuts
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Places Where You Can No Longer "Spend a Penny"

Places Where You Can No Longer "Spend a Penny" | Procurement | Scoop.it
In a previous era in Britain, if you said that you needed to "spend a penny," that meant that you needed to use a toilet. That's because public toilets used to cost a penny per visit.Many of the old public toilets of London are closed now.
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Polish Army Procures the ROSOMAK BMS Battlefield Management System. It is to be implemented in case of 4500 vehicles.

Polish Army Procures the ROSOMAK BMS Battlefield Management System. It is to be implemented in case of 4500 vehicles. | Procurement | Scoop.it
The Armament Inspectorate has begun a procedure, the aim of which is to grant a public procurement contract regarding the battalion-level battlefield management system, also known as the ROSOMAK BMS.
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How to engage buyers who say they’re happy with their supplier - The Business Journals

How to engage buyers who say they’re happy with their supplier - The Business Journals | Procurement | Scoop.it

Over 90 percent of buyers say they are happy with their current supplier when first contacted by a salesperson. In this situation, it's not what salespeople say, but rather what they ask, that makes them stand out from the competition.

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Exclusive: Gatwick shakes up procurement after 'poor performance'

Exclusive: Gatwick shakes up procurement after 'poor performance' | Procurement | Scoop.it

Gatwick Airport will increase direct procurement with key trades on its £1.2bn development programme amid concerns over the performance of tier one contractors.

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Pharmaceutical firms paying members of panel which oversees NHS drug procurement

Pharmaceutical firms paying members of panel which oversees NHS drug procurement | Procurement | Scoop.it

Ten senior officials on the Department of Health's Pharmaceutical Market
Support Group also act as consultants to drugs companies

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Public Procurement: The ‘Sleeping Giant’ with Untapped Potential For Wales - Business News Wales

Public Procurement: The ‘Sleeping Giant’ with Untapped Potential For Wales - Business News Wales | Procurement | Scoop.it

Kevin Morgan says public procurement is a ‘sleeping giant’ with untapped potential to effect change in Wales.

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Government introduces ‘Netflix tax’ bill

Government introduces ‘Netflix tax’ bill | Procurement | Scoop.it

Bill will expand GST to cover digital goods provided by suppliers based outside of Australia

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S.F. spends record $241 million on homeless, can’t track results

S.F. spends record $241 million on homeless, can’t track results | Procurement | Scoop.it

People around the world who watch the Super Bowl on television Sunday will surely see plenty of beauty shots of San Francisco, but football fans who visit and venture beyond the city’s spruced-up core will find some views that aren’t so...

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Finnish defense minister approves rocket procurement

Finnish defense minister approves rocket procurement | Procurement | Scoop.it

A proposal to acquire new munitions for Finland's rocket launcher system from the United States has been approved by Minister of Defense Jussi Niinisto.

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RIBA calls for Garden Bridge to be halted

RIBA calls for Garden Bridge to be halted | Procurement | Scoop.it

President Jane Duncan intervenes in the ongoing row citing ‘extreme’ concerns about £175m scheme’s procurement

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