The International Trade Centre is calling on public procurement professionals to develop guidelines that will “facilitate the sourcing of more goods and services from women entrepreneurs”.
The pharmaceuticals firm has received the biggest fine ever from a Chinese court for paying bribes to boost sales of its medical products, according to the Chinese state news agency.
“With a more federal government, I expect the regions to effectively follow the Scottish model with devolved budgetary responsibilities leading to a more empowered local public procurement landscape,” said Anthony Newjem, chief procurement officer at Heriot-Watt University Group.
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