“Buy Local, Buy Social” not in Local Government DNA?

This excellent piece in Public Finance picks up on a theme which we have posted on from several angles recently. “Buy Local, Buy Social” is a mantra in public procurement circles which is gaining traction as a succession of measures emerge with the objective of facilitating the use of “horizontal” policies in public procurement, in…

DE&S GOCO – UK Government motivated by avoiding FOI disclosure?

We posted earlier on the exchange in the House of Commons between Alison Seabeck (Labour) and Nick Harvey (Conservative) about the UK Government proposals to continue to investigate a Government Owned Contractor Operated solution to DE&S procurement. An interesting angle from Seabeck is the idea that the GOCO approach may permit the Government to avoid…