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How can Europe’s trade policy better benefit small exporters?

How can Europe’s trade policy better benefit small exporters? | Procurement | Scoop.it
In 2010, the European Commission launched its Trade, Growth and World Affairs strategy, the political manifesto for the incoming Trade Commissioner at the time. That strategy also benefited from useful ideas generated by a voxEU debate (“The future of EU trade policy”). Four years later, some of the bold objectives set out have already been […]
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Slovenia plans to invest in small and medium-sized enterprise sector in Serbia

Slovenia plans to invest in small and medium-sized enterprise sector in Serbia | Procurement | Scoop.it
BELGRADE - Slovenia is planning to invest in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector in Serbia, Slovenian Ambassador Franc But said on Monday after receiving the Danube Flower award at t...
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SMEs’ good performance comes from absence of financial or housing crises – Cardona - The Malta Independent

SMEs’ good performance comes from absence of financial or housing crises – Cardona  - The Malta Independent | Procurement | Scoop.it
At the end of a week of events celebrating the SME week 2014, the Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, Dr.Chris Cardona, delivered an opening speech during an event organised by
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Huawei to spend more in Europe procurement next year - Headlines, features, photo and videos from ecns.cn|china|news|chinanews|ecns|cns

Huawei to spend more in Europe procurement next year - Headlines, features, photo and videos from ecns.cn|china|news|chinanews|ecns|cns | Procurement | Scoop.it
Huawei to spend more in Europe procurement next year
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How Better Together Is Putting The Excitement Back Into UK Public Procurement – Guest Blog

How Better Together Is Putting The Excitement Back Into UK Public Procurement – Guest Blog | Procurement | Scoop.it
Author’s Name: Helen Mackenzie Job Title: Director (SuperStar-Me Ltd.) Head of Exchequer Services, Local Government Location: Stornoway, Scotland LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=39968322 Introduction: Helen is a ...
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Public bodies can deviate from procurement process under reforms outlined by Cabinet Office

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Bulgaria: Under the new EU public procurement rules | EnergyWorld Magazine

Bulgaria: Under the new EU public procurement rules | EnergyWorld Magazine | Procurement | Scoop.it
On March 28th, 2014, the new EU Directives on public procurement were published in the Official Journal. A month later, Bulgaria adopted significant amendments to its Public Procurement Law.  Despite the chronological sequence, the national amendments did not mean to and do not reflect the new EU public procurement regulations. Anyway, here we would like to comment some of the interesting moments in the new Directives which will affect the public procurement in Bulgaria and the other EU member-states. By Pavlin Stoyanoff Since the initial preparatory works on the new Directives, the importance of the public procurement sector for Europe has been many times manifested.  Currently, it comprises about 19% of the EU’s GDP. Public resources have shown to be one of the main and most stable economic drivers in the years after the outburst of the financial downturn in 2008. This is particularly relevant to countries like Bulgaria where the direct investments drastically decreased after 2009.
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Comment | Simon Walker

Comment | Simon Walker | Procurement | Scoop.it
Failed government computer projects waste taxpayers' cash. The UK needs a body with technical expertise to monitor procurement, says Simon Walker
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Government as a responsible leader in Green Procurement - The Malta Independent

Government as a responsible leader in Green Procurement - The Malta Independent | Procurement | Scoop.it
The Government is duty bound to act as a responsible leader in the area of green procurement given the millions of euros purchased annually, said the Minister for Finance Prof. Edward Scicluna duri...
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Why AWS is being held back in the public sector

Why AWS is being held back in the public sector | Procurement | Scoop.it
Public sector is a fast growing area of the Amazon Web Services cloud business.
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Which Countries are the Best at Tracing Where Their Food Came From?

Which Countries are the Best at Tracing Where Their Food Came From? | Procurement | Scoop.it
A new report on food traceability shows that of the OECD countries, the only ones with Superior food tracing practices are those in the European Union.
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Bristol In Cost-Cutting Cloud Shift Under G-Cloud

Bristol In Cost-Cutting Cloud Shift Under G-Cloud | Procurement | Scoop.it
Bristol City Council is to shift its infrastructure to the cloud as part of a £90m cost-cutting plan
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Water scarcity a challenge to cotton supply chains

Water scarcity a challenge to cotton supply chains | Procurement | Scoop.it
With World Water Week kicking off in Stockholm this Sunday (31 August), the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources will be in the spotlight. And with water scarcity posing a potential risk to the global cotton industry, the apparel supply chain is being urged to do more to tackle the fibre's huge water footprint. related to Apparel, Fibres & fabrics, Manufacturing, Retail, Social & environmental responsibility, Sourcing, C&A, John Lewis,
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EIB Lends EUR 100 Mln. To Support SMEs, Infrastructure Projects In Hungary

EIB Lends EUR 100 Mln. To Support SMEs, Infrastructure Projects In Hungary | Procurement | Scoop.it
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a loan of EUR 100 million to the Hungarian Development Bank (MFB) to finance small and medium-sized investments and infrastructure projects promoted by SMEs and public sector promoters in the country, it was announced Wednesday.
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PS highlights access to EU Funding and technical assistance for innovative start-ups and SMEs - The Malta Independent

PS highlights access to EU Funding and technical assistance for innovative start-ups and SMEs - The Malta Independent | Procurement | Scoop.it
The Parliamentary Secretary for EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Dr Ian Borg addressed a conference on EU Funding and Technical Assistance for Innovative Start-Ups and SMEs organised by the Malta
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Picking winners in public sector contracts

Almost £100million worth of work on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) recently came up for grabs on a website aimed at tendering contracts to small local businesses.

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EU Commission: Financial crisis in Cyprus led to a drastic decrease in SMEs business

EU Commission: Financial crisis in Cyprus led to a drastic decrease in SMEs business | Procurement | Scoop.it
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Draft new UK procurement regulations published | Lexology

Draft new UK procurement regulations published | Lexology | Procurement | Scoop.it
After a long wait, the Cabinet Office has published the draft Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the first in the package of legislation, which will…
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Government steams ahead with procurement reforms | PublicTechnology.net

Government steams ahead with procurement reforms | PublicTechnology.net | Procurement | Scoop.it
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Love me tender: the art of winning a State contract - Independent.ie

Love me tender: the art of winning a State contract - Independent.ie | Procurement | Scoop.it
Paul Quinn manages the biggest business in Ireland yet few people know his name or indeed what he looks like.
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Interesting Times: What A 'Yes' Or 'No' Vote Could Mean For Scotland's Entrepreneurs

Interesting Times: What A 'Yes' Or 'No' Vote Could Mean For Scotland's Entrepreneurs | Procurement | Scoop.it
Depending on who you speak to  a vote in favour of an independent Scotland will result either in an economic resurgence and the creation of thousands of new jobs, or a period of profound economic uncertainty, during which interest rates will rise, businesses will go to the wall and major [...]
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Radical EU directives attack low tenders

Radical EU directives attack low tenders | Procurement | Scoop.it
EU rule change set to alter the way in which public procurers treat abnormally low tenders.
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NAO says cultural change needed to improve contract management within government

NAO says cultural change needed to improve contract management within government | Procurement | Scoop.it
'NAO says cultural change needed to improve #contract management within government'.. http://t.co/ecZBFIQ56Z #procurement
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Bidders for public sector contracts "very mindful" of need for tax compliance, UK government says

Bidders for public sector contracts "very mindful" of need for tax compliance, UK government says | Procurement | Scoop.it
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Establishing food standards for NHS hospitals - Publications - GOV.UK

Establishing food standards for NHS hospitals - Publications - GOV.UK | Procurement | Scoop.it
This Hospital Food Standards Panel report recommends a set of food standards that should become routine practice across NHS Hospitals.
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