Declining appetite for outsourcing in local government

A new NLGN report has found that the appetite for outsourcing within local government to the private sector is declining.

Council’s poor record keeping highlighted in study

An investigation into council spend has revealed large inconsistencies in how local councils keep and record information.

Local gov spending remaining with top suppliers

New research has found that, despite the collapse of Carillion, more than half of English council spending goes to a handful of the top suppliers.

Half of government digital spend going to SMEs

Oliver Dowden has announced that SMEs are accessing almost half of public sector spend on digital, data and technology services.

CCS launches FM Marketplace framework agreement

The CCS has launched the Facilities Management Marketplace agreement - the first agreement under the new, simplified Public Sector Contract.

Small business joy as G-Cloud 10 opens

A total of 3,505 suppliers have been awarded places on the new G-Cloud 10 framework, with more than 90 per cent of them SMEs.

Sharing services saves taxpayers £840 million

Local Government Association analysis has revealed that more than £800 million of taxpayers’ money has been saved by councils sharing services.

‘Increasingly critical’ council savings dependent on leadership

Finding savings has become ‘increasingly critical’ for local authorities who are facing continuous reductions in funding.

Third iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists this year

The CCS has confirmed that a third iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists will open for supplier applications later this year.

Accountability often broken in outsourced council services

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman warns about the issues found during investigations into councils’ management of external contracts.

Tussell reveals top local government suppliers

Skanska has been revealed as the top regular supplier to local government in 2017, a new ranking by Tussell has shown.

71 per cent of Manchester’s procurement spend is local

According to the CLES, Manchester City Council spent approximately £320 million procuring goods and services from local businesses last year.

Funding boost for small cloud tech businesses

Oliver Dowden has announced that a new version of the G-Cloud procurement framework will open for bids in April.

Council tax set to rise in 95 per cent of councils

Council tax is set to rise in 95 per cent of councils as a direct result of concerns for their financial stability.

Nottingham highlights further SME support

After awarding £48 million worth of contracts to SMEs last year, Nottingham City Council has pledged to continue to support smaller suppliers.

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Supplier Profiles

Schneider Electric

Schneider  Electric  is  leading  the  Digital  Transformation  of  Energy  Management  and  Auto

Tiger Turf

Founded in 2000, the UK division of TigerTurf designs and manufactures artificial turf for sport