As we enter Commercial Awareness Week, Proxima speaks with the Government Commercial Function's director of commercial and contract management capability
Figures show that spending on outside firms has risen to £1.5bn in 2017-18, up from a low of £346m in 2011-12
Plan addresses the "oft cited issue of pay disparity between internally and externally recruited senior civil servants"
Union says members have reported pay errors since ISS World took over support services contract in March
Proxima details the three critical success factors which must be in place for an effective outsourcing strategy
After 10 years scrutinising government accounts and trying to stop departments from squandering taxpayers’ cash, the comptroller and auditor general Sir Amyas Morse is standing down from the National Audit Office. Jess Bowie meets him.
NAO report also reveals the department considered it was unlikely to be able defend any action against it for breaching procurement rules
The WildHearts Group is the largest B2B social enterprise in the UK, providing solutions in consumables and document management across the UK. Proxima caught up with Kris Bryson, Partnerships Director, to find out more and understand what it means to go social
Companies are being paid between up to £6m each for services relating to IT, accounting and auditing work
Move comes as government at winds down emergency no-deal Brexit planning
Contract management is critical to minimising risks and optimising added value, but in 2015 the NAO found ‘systematic weaknesses’ throughout Government Commercial. Proxima explains why it might be that the public sector encounters such issues with this process, and how they might be addressed
Proxima invited John Collington, the former Government Chief Procurement Officer, to speak about the management of supplier risk