Sarah Plant, senior executive of the British Plastics Federation, explains how PVC construction products can help local authorities meet their public procurement obligations by virtue of their economic, environmental and sustainability credentials

In 2011/12, the largest buying organisation in the UK spent £8.4bn on public procurement, and the Government Procurement Service will aim to increase this to more than £11bn by 2012/13.

Many businesses face the challenge of changing the perceptions that come with offering own brand product solutions at a lower price point.

Shaun McCarthy, director, Action Sustainability, and chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, considers the shift in focus from lowest price to consideration of wider impacts

The public spending spree may be officially over, but The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, takes a closer look at what’s really needed to get public sector back into shape

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London Calling! Register online for The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

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