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How important are specs in outsourced cleaning contracts?
How important are specs in outsourced cleaning contracts?
28/06/2023
If you’ve outsourced your cleaning contracts, how robust is your specification and does it matter? There’s currently a lawsuit in America …
Procurement Bill update and part 1 consultation
Procurement Bill update and part 1 consultation
23/06/2023
The Cabinet Office have confirmed that they’re planning for an October 2024 commencement date for the Procurement Act, following a six month pre …
Dates released for new training on the Carbon Literacy Project
Dates released for new training on the Carbon Literacy Project
23/06/2023
Do you work in the NHS and want to be more carbon literate?In partnership with the Carbon Literacy Project and E-learning for Healthcare a new train …
PPN 06/23: The Commercial Playbooks:
PPN 06/23: The Commercial Playbooks:
23/06/2023
PPN 06/23 replaces and consolidates all of the previous PPNs relating to Playbooks (PPN 02/22, PPN 03/21, PPN 09/20 and PPN 05/20) The Commercial Play …
National Healthcare Estates & Facilities Day
National Healthcare Estates & Facilities Day
21/06/2023
It’s National Healthcare Estates & Facilities Day, we asked our team here at NHS Commercial Solutions for their highlights on working in the …
Greening the Business Case
Greening the Business Case
07/06/2023
Today NHS Estates and Facilities have published ‘Greening the Business Case’ guidance, to support estates and facilities teams to make the …
PPN 05/23: Implementing new Free Trade Agreements Published
PPN 05/23: Implementing new Free Trade Agreements Published
30/05/2023
This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out changes to public procurement obligations which arise out of the UK’s new Free Trade Agreements (FTA …
NHS Spend Comparison Service
NHS Spend Comparison Service
23/05/2023
NHS England has announced the re-launch of the Spend Comparison Service with a new Product Benchmarking Tool to provide additional support to NHS proc …
NHS England Clinical Waste Strategy, revised HTM 07-01 and Waste Management Tool
NHS England Clinical Waste Strategy, revised HTM 07-01 and Waste Management Tool
30/03/2023
On 7th March 2023, NHS England published the NHS clinical waste strategy which sets out NHS England’s ambition to transform the management of cl …
The UK’s PSTN network will switch off in 2025
The UK’s PSTN network will switch off in 2025
23/03/2023
Are you digitally ready to embrace UK’s PSTN Network switch off? It may seem that simply replacing the telecommunications hardware is an adequate measure, however there are other services that depend on the use of the PSTN network.