Public Sector Vehicle Hire Solutions launched

The Crown Commercial Service has awarded its latest vehicle hire agreement - with a focus on boosting car share solutions.

New Freeports to ensure Brexit trade opportunities

The first new Freeports will be established after we leave the EU, to ensure towns and cities benefit from Brexit trade opportunities.

Southampton’s IT services back in council management

The longstanding strategic partnership between Southampton City Council and Capita has come to an end.

Public sector must pay suppliers on time

Oliver Dowden has warned that public sector organisations must pay their suppliers on time and set an example for the private sector.

G-Cloud 11 goes live with 4,200 suppliers

Thousands of small businesses have won the chance to bid to supply cloud computing services to government bodies.

£1 billion in savings from shared council services

Council leaders have said that more than a billion pounds of taxpayers’ money has been saved by councils sharing services.

New marketplace to improve public sector tech access

The government has launched a new marketplace for innovation, providing a smarter way for public sector customers to access the very latest tech.

£660 million public sector contracts for Amazon

Amazon has been awarded 36 public sector contracts worth £660 million since 2015.

Public sector outsourcing spend softens

The private sector dominated the UK outsourcing market in Q1 of 2019, whilst public sector spend fell year-on-year.

£11.4bn of public spending potential in new framework

A new CCS agreement designed to give better value for money for public sector housing maintenance and security has been awarded.

Think tank calls for outsourcing reform

Policy think tank Reform says Government should improve the rules for outsourcing, but warns against banning private and third sector involvement.

Campaign launched to end outsourcing of public services

The GMB has launched a Go Public campaign to end drive to outsource public services as it warns that the government hasn’t learned its lesson.

Network Services 2 framework goes live

The Crown Commercial Service has announced that the Network Services 2 framework agreement, believed to be worth £5 billion, has gone live.

Second rescue deal needed for government contractor

Interserve has revealed that it is in need of a second rescue deal from the government as it struggles with £500 million of debt.

New government procurement measures announced

David Lidington is announcing new measures to deliver better public services and use procurement contracts as a ‘force for good’.

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