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November 2, 2012  3:51 PM

Cabinet Office freezes frozen IT procurement

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cabinet office, government, Procurement

One of my colleagues wrote an article about the government's decision freeze all new IT procurement frameworks while it makes sure that they are not excluding SMEs. Read the story here.

November 28, 2011  1:37 PM

Consultants given verbal bashing by the government, but what’s the alternative view?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

At the government's procurement conference last week, Crown and suppliers: A new way of working, consultants were given a real verbal bashing.

Minister for the Cabinet...

November 23, 2011  3:28 PM

It is not illegal for government departments to talk to IT suppliers, but be careful what you say

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Government IT, outsoucing, Procurement

At the recent The Crown and suppliers: A new way of working, procurement conference, which saw the government explain its new way of working with suppliers, the key message seemed to be that...

November 14, 2011  10:22 AM

Are the police setting up an IT company to get around European procurement law?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Home Office, police, Procurement

I recently wrote an article about a Home Office committee report into police IT and the plan to establish a police-led IT company to take...

February 14, 2011  10:20 AM

UK government finally makes it easier for SME IT suppliers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Procurement, Public sector

The government has kept to its word and changed its procurement process to make it easier for small suppliers to sell IT to the public sector. But will things change?

Yes the government's Contracts Finder website is up and...

December 2, 2010  2:25 PM

Government invites IT suppliers to vent their anger about unfair procurement rules

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
government, Procurement

We know the government wants to work with a broader set of IT suppliers. But we also know it is very difficult for many IT suppliers, particularly SMEs, to jump through all the procurement hoops.

The government realises this and has created a website where suppliers can tell the...

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