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Noel Vassallo

I joined Tenders Direct in February 2020, bringing with me over 9 years’ experience in writing and creating content for a variety of appeals and campaigns. Applying my skills to public sector procurement, I ensure our resources are easily accessible, concise and most of all, useful. By analysing our unique insights and monitoring our sources for the latest market news, I also provide readers with up-to-date and relevant information.

In my free time I like to keep busy by finding new hobbies to challenge myself with. Currently I am making sure that my old easel and mountain bike don’t feel neglected, as well as attempting the odd bit of woodwork.

Public Sector Round-Up 04.12.20

In the news this week:
◆ £29 million to be invested in Stoke-on-Trent’s transport network
◆ Prime Minister announces £20m to grow medicines manufacturing in the UK

Our top OJEU award notices for the week:
◆ £50m ground investigation work for a range of transport schemes in Glasgow
◆ £16.5m refurbishment of Highgate Newtown Community Centre and Fresh Youth Academy
◆ £9.5m scanning, processing and data extraction services in Croydon

Tender Update:
◆ 1,112 notices were published across the UK in the last 7 days
◆ November saw the highest number of new opportunities created than any other month this year.

What is a public tender?

Whenever the public sector has a need for goods, works, or services, they are required to publicly advertise these contracts – which have become commonly known as tenders.

In this post, we look at the various types of tender and their processes.

Public Sector Round-Up 27.11.20

Public Sector Round up

In the news this week:
◆ £10 billion package to build more homes and level up communities
◆ HMRC and Home Office the big winners as spending review commits £600m to ‘fix outdated government IT’
◆ Manchester council writes to government calling for extra funding for parks

Extraordinary notices:
◆ £462m DPS for the provision of sub-contractors to assist with the delivery of a wide range of service including repairs, maintenance, refurbishment and construction.

Our top OJEU award notices for the week:
◆ £17m construction work for railways and cable transport systems in London
◆ £5.3m Health and Wellbeing Centre construction in Wirral
◆ £2.4m integrated payment platform in Manchester

Tender Update:
◆ With 1204 tender notices published in the UK between 20.11.20 & 27.11.20, this week has one of the highest weekly totals we have seen this year.

Public Sector Round-Up 20.11.20

In the news this week:
◆ £175 million more for cycling and walking as research shows public support
◆ £16 million to introduce digital prescribing in hospitals

Extraordinary notices:
◆ £375m Framework Agreement for Provision of Sterile Services and Endoscopy Decontamination Facility

Our top OJEU award notices for the week:
◆ £800k to supply a range of supportive medicines in London.
◆ £2m to provide Street-lighting maintenance services in Stockport.
◆ £4.5m to print personalised letters as part of the Covid-19 Infection Survey.

Tender Update
◆ 1144 new notices were published across the UK between 13.11.20 & 19.11.20.

Public Sector Round-Up 13.11.20

In the news this week:
◆ Government gives £60 million seal-of-approval for North Devon Link Road
◆ Communities at risk of flooding urged to apply for a share of £200m resilience programme
◆ Brent Council to spend £10 million on Northwick Park road

Our top OJEU award notices for the week:
◆ £1.2m to provide internet and telephony services in Glasgow.
◆ £17m to provide system and support services to Cleveland Police.
◆ £7m to drill and complete a single 4,500m geothermal well in Cornwall.

Tender Update
◆ 1180 new notices were published across the UK between 06.11.20 & 12.11.20.
◆ As of 13 Nov 2020, there are over 4,200 live notices across the UK and ROI.

Brexit and Public Procurement

The Brexit transition period comes to an end this year, and from 1 January 2021 there will be changes to public procurement.
In this post we will look at what these changes are, and the impact they will have on finding public contracts.

6 reasons why you should do business with the Public Sector

On average the UK Government spends £292 billion a year, more than a third of all public spending, on procuring goods, works and services from external suppliers. This money generates over 50,000 new business opportunities a year for many different industries.
In this post we look at the 6 reasons why you should focus on finding and winning work within the public sector.

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