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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.
Tiffany Cloynes outlines the key issues councils should address to get the most out of their outsourced contracts.
A new ranking of local government suppliers has revealed over half of the top 15 regular suppliers were construction firms.
Manchester City Council has increased the amount it spends in the city’s economy by around 20% in the last 10 years, new figures reveal.
The Carillion debacle: more procurement expertise required