With a predicted upturn in the job market, now could be the time to consider switching sectors, finds Gurjit Degun.
More than seven in 10 buyers who have taken part in a programme to improve public sector commercial skills say it has already had a "tangible impact".
Six global shipping companies have agreed to cut the speed of their vessels in an attempt to improve the environment and protect whales off the coast of California in the US.
Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, the University of Surrey and the county’s 11 borough and district authorities have collaborated to launch a website, SupplytoSurrey, to advertise deals.
The ombudsman for the state of Victoria in Australia has condemned procurement practices at the now defunct Office of Living Victoria. Deborah Glass said the OLV split tenders to avoid procurement rules thresholds, paid consultants before a contract of employment had been signed and selected the highest quote in a competitive tender with no explanation.
“We’re making World Bank procurement fit for the future,” says CPO Christopher Browne.
"It is important for UK organisations to recognise that youth doesn’t always equal innocence, as a confident and tech savvy generation comes through, adept at circumnavigating conventional controls and staying under the radar,” says Hitesh Patel, UK forensic partner at KPMG.
The Australian supermarket has published a charter for its suppliers including seven commitments concerning its behaviour, and hired Kennett, the former premier of the state of Victoria, as an independent arbitrator.
Participants in the global food supply chain have been urged to sign up to a set of principles, committing themselves to finding ideas to tackle increasing issues around food security and sustainability.
Middlesbrough FC hopes to achieve annual savings of 12 per cent across its food and drink spend with an outsourcing deal.
Stephen Kelly is leaving the Cabinet Office to take the top job at business software company Sage Group.