During 2017, Cornwall Council combined the strategic objectives of improving their overall quality of professional services procurement whilst developing the Cornish economy.

The Council was also looking for a way to produce clear specifications, track spending and manage controls for professional services, whilst engaging more local suppliers and improving the speed of going to market.

The end results helped them to deliver many benefits including:

  • 80 projects manged worth £2.7M 
  • 11.8% savings delivered against budget
  • 32 days from tender announcement to signed contract
  • Streamlined efficient procurement of local suppliers

Click here to access and download the full Cornwall Council case study and find out more. 

SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. The past 5 years have seen government make a priority of getting money through its supply chain into the hands of SMEs, by both setting targets and introducing new procurement mechanisms.

Against this backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

This week’s new arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

Test and Verification Solutions Limited

Click here to find out more. 


 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views, for those who put fingers to keyboard in order to ‘share their views’:

Researched Links:

Brexit microsite (Information about the Article 50 process and our negotiations for a new partnership with the EU)

DExEU:  Joint article: a deep and special partnership

DIT:  Trade Bill second reading

DIT:  Dr Liam Fox speaks at the Trade Bill second reading

ScotGov:  Keeping Scotland in Europe

ScotGov:  Scottish EU Bill likely to be introduced in February

WAG:  £50m fund to help prepare Wales for Brexit

WAG:  Finance Secretary talks Brexit and Welsh/Irish trade links at Killarney Economic Conference

OSSW:  Welsh Secretary kicks off 2018 with EU exit talks

EU budget after 2020: New challenges need fresh money as cutting cohesion policy would be a risk to Europe's future

LGA on farming subsidies: local areas also need clarity on EU regional aid funding post Brexit

PC&PE:  UK must continue to engage in the Western Balkans post-Brexit


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