Profits dropped £128.4 million at Serco in 2013 as the firm faced a series of scandals around its contracts with the UK government.
The head of the National Audit Office has told suppliers not to take advantage of "lower commercial skills" in the public sector.
Supply chain disruption moved down the list to 16th place, after being among the top 10 concerns last year in the annual Business Continuity Institute Horizon Scan.
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Lord Woolman said that the government created a very tight deadline for any challenges having issued its decision letter immediately prior to a bank holiday weekend.
The adoption of a single standard for e-invoicing will help eliminate barriers to cross-border public procurement, says Michel Barnier, European commissioner for internal market and services.
Leeds City Council said it has been "left with no choice" to bring a bankruptcy action against the former chairman of a property developer to recover legal costs after a failed procurement challenge.
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Paul Quinn has a mandate to reform the Irish government’s procurement. He talks to Paul Snell about the challenges ahead and what is needed to make the three-year project succeed.
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