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We interviewed Hera Hussain, of the Open Contracting Partnership to find out why open contracting benefits both public sector buyers and the companies who bid for their contracts.
Please tell me a little about your experience and the work of the Open Contracting Partnership.
I used to work at Open Corporates where I was working on open company data and now I’m working at Open Contracting which is about transparency in public procurement. I’ve been here since August. It&r...
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Here’s our rundown of events across regions and industries where you can learn more about how to sell to government.
The Department of International Trade is running masterclasses on exporting throughout February and March. Visit the link below to find out when the next session in your area will be.
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Terry Robinson @ geograph.org.uk
How bad is the Carillion crisis and why is it so hard to unpick? Having spent the best part of 15 years looking at public procurement data, this is my take on the situation.
We've identified that 208 public bodies had some form of contract with Carillion in the last five years. The total spend with Carillion in the published spend reports was nearly £1bn in 2016, but this shrank in 2017. We don't have complete data for 2017, but by our estimates Carillion's public sector revenu...
N Chadwick at geography.org.uk
Capita's turnover in Government has grown significantly in the last six years. They had been known as a local government specialist, but have made significant gains in both Central Government and NHS. In 2012, they earned £310m from Central Government, but in just three years, this had grown to £700m. Both the DWP and the MOD paid Capita in excess of £100m in 2015
In Local Government, their earnings went from £438m in 2012 to £664m in 2015, with Essex County Cou...