Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  It's Complicated: The struggle to keep up with the pace of change

techUK:  techUK launches Tech Parents’ Perspective on the Future of Work survey

DCMS:  New Council for Internet Safety in the UK

techUK:  DCMS Consultation on creating a professional body for cyber security ~ BEIS:  Government upgrades national security investment powers


Social Value has been part of procurement legislation since 2013 yet it is just starting to filter down into tender documents on a regular basis - sometimes accounting for up to 20% of the total evaluation. 

But what is it? How should it appear in the tender documents? And, more importantly, how can you effectively evaluate it? 

If you are totally in the dark or have created some social value questions but would like a firmer understanding of how to make them work in practice then join myTenders for a free 45 minute webinar.

Date: Wednesday 8 August

Time: 1.00pm – 1.45pm

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Editor’s choice of other Health related items of note:

Home Office:  NHS workers & students to trial EU Settlement Scheme

DHSC:  Social prescribing schemes across England to receive £4.5m

STFC:  Research by UK team could provide breakthrough in how antibiotics treat bacteria

DHSC:  HPV vaccine to be given to boys in England

CQC:  Joint statement on emerging concerns protocol

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. 

Against this ambitious 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.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

DATANOVATA NSC LegacyData Solutions Ltd

Click here to find out more.

Editor’s choice of other general items of note:

DfE:  Measures announced to help schools reduce teacher workload

BEIS:  Up to 5 years in prison for criminals who use UK property market for money laundering

Innovate UK:  Developing a council smart energy system: apply for funding

Innovate UK:  UK creates world’s first 3D winder for complex carbon fibre parts

STFC:  Voting is open for the 2018 STFC Photowalk Competition - Vote for your favourite now!


 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:  Programme: EU-UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, 24 to 26 July 2018

DExEU:  Government confirms detail on new Bill that will put Withdrawal Agreement into law

DExEU:  EU Exit white paper is courageous, bold, and will continue prosperity across Europe

DExEU:  Secretary of State: Statement following negotiation round Thursday 26 July

CO:  Joint Communiqué of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference 25 July 2018

EU:  July 2018 General Affairs Council (Article 50)

Meeting with Dominic Raab, UK Secretary of State for Exiting the EU

HO:  NHS workers and students to trial EU Settlement Scheme

Home Office launches toolkit for employers to support EU Settlement Scheme

MHCLG:  BREXIT Ministerial Local Government Delivery Board – update

HMT:  Funding from EU programmes guaranteed until the end of 2020

DIT:  The case for Free Trade

ScotGov:  Call to devolve migration

WAG:  Future support for farmers post-Brexit to be talk of the Show

techUK to host panel at WTO public forum

techUK gives evidence to Parliament on tech sector services and Brexit

techUK:  Consulting on a new trading future for the UK

PC&PE:  Citizens' rights far from a done deal

PC&PE:  Government response to Brexit: CSDP missions and operations report

PC&PE:  Brexit negotiators putting public safety at unnecessary risk

PC&PE:  Clarity needed on movement of people in the cultural sector after Brexit

PX:  Brexit and the British Growth Model

Homeless Link:  Homelessness and the impact of Brexit

CBI: Government commits to underwriting Horizon 2020 funding

LGA responds to Government announcement on funding from EU programmes

BfB:  Naysayers of the Brexit Apocalypse by Lee Rotherham

BfB:  “No Deal” is Coming Up Fast on the Rails by Rob Lee

BfB:  Thank goodness we are now leaving the EU!

BfB:  Brexit is a wake-up call to the EU, but so far it is not being answered. By Paul Sheard

BfB:  What The Brexit White Paper Means for Financial Services

BfB:  Leaving the EU & opening up the UK to true Internationalism Munira Mirza

BfB:  Chequers White Paper Briefing No. 1: ECJ Jurisdiction by Martin Howe


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