A report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think tank has warned that the UK needs to build new community networks and reshape and improve local services if it is to meet the future care needs of older people. read more ..
Efforts made to overhaul contracts to provide asylum seeker accommodation were “poorly planned and badly managed” by the Home Office, according to MPs. read more ..
The two-year contract is worth between £1.5m and £2.5m, covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). read more ..
Scotland's local authorities have improved how they manage procurement but they can achieve further benefits and savings on their £5.4 billion spend, according to the Accounts Commission.
David Cameron and George Osborne are expected to appear together to hail the arrival of an infrastructure programme that will cultivate more than 150,000 construction jobs.
The ‘tough decisions’ taken to cut government spending during an intense period of austerity has allowed the treasury to prioritise infrastructure investments to boost growth, said Chancellor George Osborne.
Five National Parks have each received a share of £394,075 in funding from Defra for urgent repairs following the winter storms and flooding.
The new contract will encourage an integrated delivery model – with suppliers being required to deliver voice, broadband data and mobile communication services to all three emergency services and other users in England, Wales and Scotland.
HMRC could share taxpayers’ personal data with private firms, under proposed plans - stirring a backlash from the public and leading political figures.
The First World War commemorations on the Western Isles, led by the Gaelic Arts Agency will be given a funding boost of £10,000 First Minister announced.
The London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) has become a founder member of Electronics Watch in a bid to stimulate social change.
The procurement model, which is gaining popularity among local authorities, was adopted by Cheshire East last week in order to allow it to compete for waste collection contracts from other councils.
The Department for Transport is giving extra funding to 9 transport schemes building on their success in encouraging more sustainable travel choices. We've got a breakdown of schemes that will receive funding.
Public sector procurement across the EU has been given a single standard, after the Council of the European Union gave final approval to a directive.
Singleton, the government’s digital commercial programme director, claimed that on average, the government saw savings of about 50 per cent – with some examples of savings much higher than this.
Kent County Council (KCC) has saved around £16m under a new transformative procurement department, according to its head of procurement.
Speaking in a Sedex Global Responsibility Conference panel debate about “megatrends” for the future of sustainability, Sally Uren, chief executive at Forum for the Future, identified government inaction as a continuing theme.
The Scottish Government is working with island communities to boost economic returns on unrivalled natural, cultural and economic assets, the first minister said ahead of a cabinet announcement.