Campaigners have called on Scottish councils to spend more on local businesses as study reveals less than a fifth of their procurement budget goes on SMEs.
Paul Reeve explains why a recent FOI request reveals councils are still not acting on supply chain payment.
A new public database is committed to ending modern slavery by making supply chains more transparent. William Eichler finds out more.
Barry Turner warns that many councils are still unaware of the new change in the standard for manhole covers and gully grates.
Nearly all (98%) of local authorities have decided to join the new national scheme, which will negotiate auditors’ contracts on their behalf.
Manchester City Council is playing a ‘pioneering role’ in reinvesting spend back into the local economy with its progressive procurement policies, report says.
Dorset councils have carried out a shared procurement exercise for an environmental health system that they argue will improve customer service.
Councils will no longer be able to boycott countries or companies unless restrictions have already been put in place by the Government under new rules published today.
The value of contract awards in local government fell following the Brexit vote – despite an overall increase of 5% across the public sector as a whole, new figures have revealed.
More than 200 authorities have opted to join a national scheme, which will negotiate auditors’ contracts on their behalf.