MPs on the Science and Technology Committee heard from a range of experts today on how the government is fairing in its attempts to open up procurement to SMEs. The result was a mixed picture.
Digital Marketplace is going global, Health Secretary Matt Hancock pushes new tech for GPs, and DWP hints at developing its own identity platform.
The Oligopoly strikes back - Government spend with largest suppliers increasing, SME spend shrinking
Think tank Institute for Government has published a new report outlining where the government spends its money and who with. Spend with SMEs is shrinking and spend with big suppliers growing.
MPs on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee have also called on the government to introduce a statutory requirement for companies to be paid within 30 days.
Here are some of the suppliers at risk of being excluded from government contracts because of new prompt payment initiative
The Cabinet Office announced the initiative last week, which requires that those bidding for government contracts pay 95% of their suppliers within 60 days.
Companies could be excluded from government contracts if they don’t pay their own suppliers on time - a win for SMEs?
The Cabinet Office has announced a new prompt payment initiative today, to ensure all government suppliers and subcontractors are being paid on time.
Whilst he worked at the DVLA, Iain Patterson’s goal was to deliver benefits for civil servants and the ability to implement changes faster and at lower cost. Now as Chief Digital Officer at UKCloud, he explains more about that journey and answers some of the most pressing questions on the future of Government Transformation.
Think tank, Institute for Government, recently released an interesting report that looks at the process by which digital transformation projects are approved and managed. And how it’s essentially ineffective.
The latest figures from the Digital Marketplace have been made available, with the Cabinet Office claiming £1.35 out of every £3 spent has been with an SME.
The Home Office has issued a tender on the Digital Marketplace that reveals plans to migrate the Police Open Systems away from a traditional data centre to the public cloud on AWS.
Liam Maxwell’s move to AWS is problematic - and not just because he’s the government’s chief tech advisor
Liam Maxwell has played a fundamental role in the transformation of technology procurement and design of services in Whitehall. He ‘got it’, but he’s also a divisive figure that doesn’t always see the need to play by the rules.
The government’s central spend with SMEs - both directly and via its supply chain - has fallen from 26.1% in 2013/14 to 22.5% in 2016/17.
Digital transformation in government needs to be built around delivering better public services to citizens, says Keith Block.