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A manifesto for e-procurement change
Political parties have made increased SME participation in Whitehall procurement a key plank of their election platforms. But how they plan on working with existing and upcoming regulations to achieve this is unclear. Pedro Paulo, chief executive of e-procurement specialist Gatewit, explains
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Cabinet Office procurement plans labelled "perverse" and "draconian"
By David Bicknell
Clauses inserted into Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act may impact local authority procurements
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Eduserv to add AWS support to assured hybrid cloud service
By David Bicknell
Hybrid cloud service coupled with Amazon Web Services is intended to provide secure, accredited cloud environment for sensitive information
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Solihull awards data centre construction deal
By Neil Merrett
Council expects to begin migration to new facility by September this year as part of aims for more cost and energy efficient data hosting
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UKIP wants to reduce police forces and cut Whitehall departments
By David Bicknell
Party manifesto questions if having 43 constabularies is viable and plans corresponding reduction in PCCs; DECC, DFID and DCMS at risk of abolition
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Liberal Democrats unveil manifesto document
By Neil Merrett
Party commits to Digital Bill of Rights, integrating public services at police and local authority level and extending GDS focus
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Socitm to standardise knowledge sharing approach
By Neil Merrett
Two year agreement with Knowledge Hub aims to provide single platform for the sharing of data and expertise among group's members through new website
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How Insight is helping Barnet Council make informed decisions
Barnet Council chief executive Andrew Travers explains the council's use of insight through data to improve its understanding of residents and deliver better, more informed services
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Tory manifesto targets health and social care integration
By Neil Merrett
Election plan will up SME target for central government procurement to a third and confirms £8bn NHS funding pledge
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Labour manifesto confirms 'pause' on Universal Credit
By David Bicknell
Procurement contracts to be more accessible to smaller firms; digital government to be more transparent; Labour backs 'open data by default'; Health and Social Care Act to be repealed
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