Public Sector Round-Up 20.05.22

Weekly round-up of news, statistics, and information relating to public procurement within the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the news this week:
◆ Stoke-on-Trent council set to reveal £56m levelling up plans
◆ Scottish bodies get £100m to reduce emissions
◆ Derry council to submit £38m Levelling Up bids for new Strabane leisure centre and Creggan Reservoir development
◆ North Wales commuter road to finally get repaired after storm damage
◆ Welsh Government announces £182m fund to provide specialist housing and accommodation
◆ Healthy, cost-effective travel for millions as walking and cycling projects get the green light
◆ Council secures £3.5m for ambitious seafront cycling and walking scheme
◆ Six Scottish islands announced for carbon neutral project
◆ £50m funding announced to encourage cycle use in across Wales

UK Public Procurement Thresholds

Details of current UK Public Procurement Thresholds for different types of goods, works and services.
Thresholds in effect from 1 January 2022.

December Round-up and Observations from 2020

The events of 2020 had an impact on public procurement. We saw a dip in opportunities with the first lockdown, but as the year drew to a close, we saw a significant number of new opportunities being created.

What is Find a Tender?

Do you know what the Find a Tender service is, or the role it plays within public procurement?
In this post, we clarify what this service is, and how it affects your tender searches.

Improved public sector opportunities for SMEs

Public sector buyers are being encouraged to reserve low value tenders for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) – making more opportunities available to them, and increasing their chances of securing work with the public sector.

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.