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Disruptive Innovation and Procurement: Do UK Local Government Chief Executives Still Not Get It? By Colin Cram

July 24, 2014 by


Will Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, go down as the person who transformed UK local government? When the coalition government came to power, the Local Government Association had been arguing that, with more freedoms, local authorities could be more efficient. They got some, for example, a General Power of Competence […]

A Westminster Diary or An SME in King Arthur’s Court (Follow-Up) by Alun Rafique

April 23, 2014 by


On the 25th of November, 2013, we had our calling to go to Westminster and change the face of local government procurement. Well, that was how we saw it although in reality there were over 10 sessions, 60 pieces of written evidence [see an overview of ours here] and more than a few Members of […]

National Procurement Strategy for Local Government by Jonathan Jones

July 16, 2013 by


English local government’s procurement spend amounts to about £40bn (nearly $60bn) a year. There are nearly 400 local authorities of widely varying sizes, ranging from Birmingham, which is the biggest in western Europe, with a budget of several £billion, to small ones with a budget of just a few £million. Local authorities are responsible for […]