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Nottinghamshire County Council spent an extra £22m with local businesses last year, in a bid to boost the local economy and protect local jobs.
A ‘stacked’ procurement system is preventing smaller firms from securing contracts with local authorities, pressure group says.
Councils are set to save millions on estate management due to the launch of a new procurement framework.
The number of public sector bodies failing to pay engineering services firms within 30 days has increased in the second quarter of this year, new research has shown.
Council chiefs have called on the Government to ‘simplify’ the current rules on how councils buy goods and services once the UK has exited the European Union.
A council has ended its environmental services contract with Kingdom Security, the company which was found to have offered bonuses to its officers for issuing fines.
Up to £14bn could be invested in local economies if the Government reformed public procurement rules, new research has argued today.
A new study has revealed that over 40% of top tier local government sourcing comes from SMEs, but late payment by councils is ‘frequently a major issue’.
Councils are set to save millions after the launch of a new national body which has secured lower-cost contracts for auditing services.
Liverpool CC chief executive Ged Fitzgerald will 'voluntarily step aside' after he was arrested as part of investigation into alleged financial irregularities.