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Focus on Veolia

Focus on Veolia

Helen McNally

Waste, water and energy specialist Veolia has contracts throughout the UK public sector, mainly for waste management and utilities, including a recent long term contract with Croydon, Sutton, Kingston and Merton councils in London.1

We investigated all public sector spending with Veolia and Veolia owned companies, including Affinity Water. This has growth by 61% from 2012 to 2016 with the greatest change between 2013 and 2014 of 40%.

Although annual growth appears to slowing, with only a 2%...

The View from Local Government: Interview with the New Local Government Network

The View from Local Government: Interview with the New Local Government Network

Claire Mansfield

The New Local Government Network (NLGN) has spent 21 years working with local authorities and are experts in how this branch on the public sector works and what this means for companies who want to work with it. Claire Mansfield, research manager at NLGN, tells us more.

Please can you tell me a bit about NLGN and the work that you do there?

We are a 21 year old  think tank and membership organisation. We have two parts of the organisation. We have network of 40 councils and eight corpo...

Upcoming Supplier Events - January Update

Upcoming Supplier Events - January Update

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Start 2018 by getting in front of public sector buyers. Here’s our rundown of events across regions and industries.

Simplifying the process of selling to the public sector


18th January

Crown Commercial Service is working to standardise terms and conditions and simplify the language used in contracts to make it easier for SMEs to sell to government. Jason Waterman, Deputy Director of Disputes & Policy Implementation, is lead this work on simplifying business for SMEs. In ...

Help or hindrance? How bad tender descriptions hurt suppliers

Help or hindrance? How bad tender descriptions hurt suppliers

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When deciding whether to bid for a tender, often the first thing a potential supplier reads is the tender description. Published as part of the tender notice, it provides a summary of what exactly a buyer is looking for so companies know whether it is an opportunity worth investigating. However, some of these descriptions are not fit for purpose.

We surveyed word counts of descriptions for over 35,000 tenders published in the UK by the public sector and public corporates to determine whether...

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