How Promoting Social Value in Public Contracts Should be the Icing on the Procurement Cake

First published on Procurious 5 January Well, what a task! I’ve just finished commenting on the draft statutory guidance to implement the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act, perhaps, one of the most ambitious pieces of public procurement legislation that the world has ever seen! Worryingly, in amongst the feedback from colleagues, is the concern that including […]

Highly Commended – IRRV award

In October the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Revenues and Benefits Team, which is one of my services, achieved highly commended in the IRRV awards. We were honoured alongside the UK’s leading local authorities at the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation Awards 2015, held in Telford, Wednesday 7 October 2015. The National IRRV Performance Awards […]

Should Public Procurement Enter Britain’s Got Talent?

  Set against the mighty giants of health care or education, public procurement looks small, insignificant. Compared to economic development it appears dull and boring. In a competition like Britain’s Got Talent, it wouldn’t even make the live shows… or would it? Perhaps t is actually more like Susan Boyle, completely uninspiring on the outside […]