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A public sector union has criticised local authorities for ‘not doing enough’ to protect workers’ rights globally.
Homes England will launch the procurement of a new framework this month which will provide councils with access to a broader range of services to help the delivery of new homes.
The local authority spending watchdog in Scotland has acknowledged the benefits of arms-length external organisations (ALEOs) but warned they require ‘careful consideration’ before adoption.
Paul Heath explains how Scotland could encourage collaborative IT purchasing in local government.
The Cheshire East Council councillor investigating two senior officers over concerns about the way contracts were awarded has been asked to ‘step down’.
Rather than abandoning all public-private partnerships in the wake of Carillion's collapse, Richard Tinham urges councils to explore other partnership models.
A council in Northern Ireland has been criticised for ‘maladministration’ in its procurement of stewarding services.
Andrew Millross explains how just small changes to the EU's current procurement directives could make a huge difference to the way local authorities assess contractors before signing public contracts with them.
Rob Levene explains how local authorities are reaping the benefits of an alternative approach to buying professional services.
Labour and Co-operative councillors have pledged to ensure none of the money they spend on procuring goods and services inadvertently ends up supporting exploitation or trafficking.