Adopting smarter procurement measures can deliver social and commercial gains. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s recent report, compiled by Richard Macfarlane of Anthony Collins Solicitors and summarised below, shows how it can be achieved

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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It is no mystery that there is a huge task at hand to solve the growing problems of waste, inefficient resources, and the disposal of hazardous materials as our communities develop.

Safety & Health Expo is the UK’s largest event for the health and safety sector, helping 13,000+ global professionals source innovative solutions across occupational health, wellbeing, PPE and more.

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