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Lancashire County Council has agreed to re-evaluate its tendering process for public health services after a court ordered the council to set aside its agreement with Virgin Care.
Local authorities have been urged to protect supply chain retention monies belonging to small and medium enterprises in their supply chains.
Paul Smith urges councils to consider Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPSs) as a pioneering approach to procurement and outlines the five top reasons for considering the use of a DPS.
Stephen Smith calls on local authorities to challenge businesses to innovate, rather than buying products based purely on cost and availability.
Tiffany Cloynes looks at some of the key areas for local authorities to consider before becoming involved in the provision of utility services.
Councils have saved £840m through shared service arrangements, new research has revealed today.
The Government has announced a package of measures aimed at rebuilding trust after the collapse of outsourcing construction company Carillion earlier this year.
Blackpool Council has been granted a self-supply licence to manage and monitor its own water usage across its 120 sites.
The number of councils tendering for fire safety work has shot up in the year since the Grenfell disaster, according to the latest figures.
A public sector union has criticised local authorities for ‘not doing enough’ to protect workers’ rights globally.