Proxima examines the systems currently in place for awarding public sector contracts, and asks whether there are alternative options that achieve better value
Virgin Trains, which has run the line since privatisation, loses out to new operator including Italian state-owned firm
Procurement is uniquely placed across departments, meaning the function could be a centre for learning within organisations. Proxima explains how procurement and innovation intersect.
Bids sought after G4S contract was extended despite revelations of abuse at Brook House
Incoming chair pledges to "partner more effectively with private sector suppliers" at defence buying body
£300m spending cap accounts for possible frequency of “disruption events”, including border delays
Proxima examines the different approaches to advertising in the private and public sectors, and offers insight into the public sector campaigns process
Some surprising figures have invited management consultants into Whitehall over the past six decades, although their private-sector expertise has not always been directed where it was needed most
Government rethinks approach after DfT's attempt to secure freight capacity for first Brexit deadline 'cost £85m'
Liz Truss says IR35 regulations for the whole public sector render specific oversight for departments unnecessary
Tussell analysis finds 90% of contracts worth £5m or more went to contractors that didn't pay their suppliers on time
Commercial teams in the public sector are taking huge strides to improve their capability and influence, but Proxima asks - do we risk being blinded by undeliverable promises and expectations?