A think tank that supports charities has criticised Labour's proposal to offer a proportion of contracts exclusively to the third sector.
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.
Randy Royce and Kitty Ho have been named vice president of global supply chain and vice president of global sourcing, as part of a company-wide supply chain restructure.
“The port of Dar es Salaam is arguably Tanzania’s most important infrastructure asset. Future growth of the economy depends on the port’s ability to improve, to become more efficient and to be able to handle more trade,” says Ros Cooper of DFID.
Standen, senior vice president of professional services at Citi, said he is pleased to have “stamp of the Institute behind me”.
Charlie Browne, environmental and sustainable development manager at IKEA, is the latest high profile speaker announced for the CIPS Annual Conference in London on 2 October.
“For 83 per cent of CEOs in Africa, bribery and corruption is a significant, worrisome and frustrating threat to growth,” says Anton Van Wyk of PwC.
Margaret Bowler, director of global hotel relations at Hogg Robinson Group, said the survey “highlights once again that megacities are continuing to lead the way”.
“It is appalling that lax, poorly-drafted PFI funding agreements to support the building of local authority waste processing plants have led to hundreds of millions of pounds worth of grants being made to three councils even though the main waste assets – such as incinerators – have not yet been built,” said PAC chairwoman Margaret Hodge.