Security firm G4S is in final discussions with ministers following allegations of overcharging and failing to deliver a government electric monitoring contract. read more ..
New data reveals that the government’s tendering system takes 53 days longer than the EU average, placing the UK as the third slowest country behind Greece and Ireland. read more ..
The contract, to provide telecoms services to Scotland’s entire public sector, was blocked after BT challenged the transparency of the tender process. read more ..
An internal government review has shown that “extremely challenging” demands on the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) could prevent the full delivery of the government’s welfare reform strategy.
In light of recent debates regarding transparency in the public sector, the head of the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned suppliers about malpractice in the industry.
West Sussex County Council will be increasing the responsibility of it’s corporate procurement team following recognition of their financial excellence at last year’s Guardian Public Services Awards.
Businesses, residents and organisations will come together to express their views in a county-wide first to push for greater transparency.
Utilising soft skills is crucial when dealing with stakeholders, the deputy director of procurement at Barts Health NHS Trust has said.
A website set up by Surrey Count Council to encourage more local firms to bid for work has generated £8m for local businesses.
Despite launching a public consultation into the bidding process for the older people's healthcare contract - valued at £1 billion - health campaigners and councillors are still not happy with the degree of transparency shown by the CCG.
Deals over the development of revolutionary GPS technology for the Ministry of Justice’s new electronic police tags have collapsed following disputes over intellectual property rights.
All the latest contract wins and partnerships from the past week.
CBI, whose members include G4S, Serco and Atos, has accused the government of covering up details of public sector contracts and is calling for open book contracts, which would make profit margins and terms of contracts freely available as standard practice.
Six new Crown Representatives have been appointed to the Crown Commercial Service, it has been announced.
Transport for London has announced plans for 100 new driverless trains for the Piccadilly line, provoking one union to declare “all-out-war”.
In response to calls for a more robust interface and a framework capable of scrutinising suppliers, the G-Cloud is entering its fifth iteration.
Ian Tyler, former chief executive of Balfour Beatty, has been assigned to oversee the troubled company by the government.
UNISON is calling for urgent face-to-face talks over fears that a hospital trust is being ‘steamrollered into private hands’ without public consultancy.