Proposal writers may have noticed that on the 1st January 2014 the EU published new public procurement financial thresholds. These will apply to all award procedures under the public contracts regulations 2006. With these recent changes, now is a good time to look at what the financial thresholds are and what they mean for proposal … Read more
David Taylor-Smith of the security company G4S recently grabbed headlines by stating that private companies will be running large parts of the UK’s police service within five years. His statements were supported by news that at least 10 police forces are considering outsourcing parts of their service to the private sector in response to funding … Read more
The Defence white paper released on 1st February 2012 has some important news for bid writers. Notably, it raises the possibility that the MOD will be procuring from a much wider range of sources than they had been previously. The paper states: “Wherever possible, we will seek to fulfil the UK’s defence and security requirements … Read more
The Sustainable Procurement Bill passing through the Scottish Parliament aims to open up new public sector opportunities by making the public sector tender process more standardised and transparent. Complaints in the construction industry were a major driving force behind this bill. Industry leaders have been complaining that the existing construction tender rules were unfit for … Read more
In this blog you will find the latest LOCOG procurement schedule (July to December 2010).
This blog recaps some of the preparations for London 2012 and details the many opportunities still remaining. The CompeteFor website gives SMEs greater access to supply chain opportunities than ever before.
CompeteFor – the chosen website of London 2012 for the publication of Games-related contract opportunities – is celebrating its second birthday. This blog summarises some of its achievements to date and lets you know how your SME can get involved through the CompeteFor website.
This blog details the opportunities for catering, cleaning and waste advertised on LOCOG’s online portal www.CompeteFor.co.uk.
This blog recaps the ‘Food Vision’ of London 2012. A great opportunity for British businesses as the games will be an event which helps to showcase the best of British food. The search for catering suppliers is under way, on www.CompeteFor.co.uk.
This blog advises SMEs to register with www.CompeteFor.co.uk as the LOCOG requires businesses in services, sports, art, performance, events, soft facilities management, catering or technology.