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Bringing more SMEs into the supply chain requires only small changes in the way buyers operate, but it is an initiative that can’t be ‘tacked on’ to a procurement. Making a tender friendly to SMEs (small and medium enterprises) is something that has to be considered at the outset of the project. Here are ten steps that buyers can implement to help them open up their procurements to SMEs.
Don’t let contracts that are out of the scope of small business. The size of ...
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Sussex Innovation, Croydon
Open Opps works from Sussex Innovation Centre in Croydon, which helps innovative businesses to grow. One way they do this is through running monthly ‘Eat-Ups’, lunchtime sessions where you can learn new ways to improve your business. In July, Ian Makgill, founder of Open Opps, and Terri Hudson of Baker Wanless gave a presenta...
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In one year’s time, all UK government contract data for contracts administered by a central purchasing authority, the Crown Commercial Service, will be published to the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS). OCDS is a format for openly publishing public contract data. It guarantees uniformity in this data, making it easy for anyone to compare contract data and scrutinise public contracting.
This scrutiny means OCDS makes corruption much more difficult. This is vitally important be...
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At Spend Network, we’ve been gathering public tenders for over five years. Now we’re making them available for everyone to search for free. Forever.
That’s why we’ve launched Open Opps: https://openopps.com.
Open Opps is the only place where you can view the world’s tenders for free. We publish tenders from across the globe openly, so you can access a world of opportunities.
We want to make public procurement opportunities open to all. We believe assisting mor...