The UK government has announced £16 million of extra funding to help councils tackle fraud, of which procurement wrongdoing makes up the biggest proportion.
The local authority collected a gong for changing its own procurement practices to spend more with social enterprises and for encouraging the City's business community to do the same.
Intercity Railways, a joint venture between Virgin Trains and Stagecoach, has been awarded the contract to run rail services on the East Coast Main Line following the failure of a previous deal in 2009.
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Mistakes in the way goods and services are procured in the public sector are putting organisations at risk of fines and legal fees, according to Achilles.
A former chief executive of JJB Sports has been convicted of receiving fraudulent payments totalling more than £1 million.
Craig Kolhagen, Dennis Pennington and James Bowling are charged with being engaged in a conspiracy to defraud the US in connection with a bid proposal for a contract for maintenance work on helicopters in Marine Helicopter Squadron One, which transport the US president.
Many leading economies are failing to stop their companies from spreading corruption around the world, NGO Transparency International has warned.
CIPS Advanced Diploma Prize winner Rob Williams says that studying with people from other sectors and using past papers to revise previous questions and answers was really helpful.
Major David Duddy has been awarded Best Military Dissertation 2014 by CIPS, with a paper that will “make a major contribution to the future of supply chain relationship theory and to successful partnering and collaboration”.
Increased efficiencies in procurement and a shift in attitudes to the function have persuaded South African state-owned logistics company Transnet to sign up to the new, advanced CIPS’ Corporate award programme for the fourth year running.
CIPS has launched an interactive version of its Global Standard for procurement and supply management professionals.
CIPS Oman branch host their inaugural event; the joint CIPS and Oil and Gas UK Supply Chain seminar; developing the skills of Saudi Arabian nationals; and supply chain reporting to the Modern Slavery Bill.
Jane Hutt, finance and business minister in the Welsh Government, is the first woman to receive a CIPS honorary fellowship.
CIPS has developed a knowledge partnership with Total Gas & Power to offer category-specific information to CIPS members around buying and managing gas and electricity for their organisation.