Tag Archives: Government procurement

The truth is the Government is failing to support small businesses


These questions and lack of answers over the last few days (last Thursday and this Monday) indicate that our Government is protecting its own failings and they need to be held accountable. Neither of these questions if answered would place … Continue reading

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Government departments plan badly but compensate with lots of our money


According to this article in 2014 a Government Department was offered the opportunity to move from its present office location to a grand building in a posh part of Whitehall. If they had made the move it was calculated that … Continue reading

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Too many national eggs in too few baskets


The news reports predicting the collapse of Carillion and attempting to determine if the Government will intervene to prevent the collapse reveals a very clear set of issues that are very pertinent, coming so close to Micro Business Day on … Continue reading

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We need competent procurement


All too often the procurement processes adopted by public sector agencies gets into trouble when the products and services being purchased are not standard or require multiple layers of innovation. Large scale procurement strategies that work well for paper clips … Continue reading

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The problem with public procurement


Yesterday was a bit of a challenge for at least one small business in Sussex. A major public sector purchasing consortia has just published its criteria for a national framework agreement that we had been waiting for for several years … Continue reading

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Micro Businesses Matter


A bunch of people involved in running Micro Businesses have called for a specific focus on their business sector at the end of this week on Friday the 9th January. If you are on twitter check out the hashtag #MicroBizMattersDay … Continue reading

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The challenge of public sector procurement


The Government set itself an ambitious target in 2010, to ensure that 25% of Government contracts would be awarded to SME’s. They did this because it is widely recognised that the most sustainable and largest number of jobs are created … Continue reading

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More measurement is needed


The stereotypical view of business is that they despise red tape, almost more than the Government which tends to dislike the red tape that others have imposed (either previous Governments or the EU), preferring their own much free-er restrictions and … Continue reading

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