Food Procurement – buy local or buy cheap?

MP’s have been urging local authorities and other public sector bodies to support local farmers and source their food within the UK. I can only assume this is for contracts under the EU procurement thresholds, otherwise how can public sector bodies award £2 billion worth of food contracts just within the UK? When I initially […]

“Innovation in Procurement” the next new buzz phrase?

John Denham, the Communities Secretary, is urging councils to spend their £42 billion budgets creatively. He has suggested that they should ask suppliers to provide a solution, rather than determining the answer themselves and that they should use their buying power to shape markets or to meet clear social needs.