Government Opportunities: “imaginative” public procurement can support local interests

In a piece promoting the Government Opportunities National Public Procurement Awards 2013/14, John Tizard makes his view clear that positive and thoughtful approaches to public procurement can both deliver regulatory compliance AND meet local public service and other needs.

Regular readers will have been following our commentary on what we see as the slow move away from lowest price tendering as a default, habitual position and towards Most Economically Advantageous Tender as the base criterion – exploiting the “MEA” element as much as possible to make the most of promoting local economic, social and environmental objectives.

Hopefully, GO will continue to showcase the best of innovative procurement and will help in the tectonically slow repositioning of procurement thinking.

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