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Harnessing public and voluntary sector buying power

West Midlands Procurement Framework for Jobs and Skills - Our aim was to secure widespread adoption of the Framework in order to increase local access to jobs, skills and supply chain opportunities, thereby tackling the unacceptable levels of worklessness1 experienced across the West Midlands. And we wanted to dispel, once and for all, the myth that such actions run contrary to European Union (EU) and UK procurement law. View full article


The Procurement Framework for Jobs and Skills: Toolkit

Advice, legal guidance, tools and templates to help public and voluntary sector organizations harness their buying power to deliver jobs and skills outcomes for local people and local companies.  View full article



Strength in numbers

In the face of severely constrained budgets an influential group of councils has begun to pool procurement expertise and buying power to reap the proposed benefits of managed frameworks. On paper it works, but is the case compelling enough to prevent a wholesale reversion to lowest-price, single-stage tendering in the cash-strapped local government sector? View full article



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March - November 2010