National Audit Office says department’s attempts to address delays have compressed its Carrier Strike delivery schedule and “added risk with limited contingency”
Centralised purchasing body still needs to develop full business case, according to committee...
National Audit Office updates MPs on HMRC's progress to replace Aspire
Think tank praises updated blueprint for public-sector procurement but warns new clause must be used
Common Technology Service director details joined-up approach to handle “£8bn in contract exits”
New £160,000-a-year "Continuous Improvement Director" asked to track progress against commercial improvement plans departments have agreed with the Cabinet Office
The latest Strategic Suppliers Index reveals that officials are increasingly focused on value for money – and frustrated with the rigidity of contracts
Interview: Department for Transport perm sec Philip Rutnam on civil service disability support – and getting Network Rail back on track
Since CSW last spoke to the Department for Transport’s permanent secretary Philip Rutnam he has taken on the role of disability champion for the civil service. Here, he talks to Suzannah Brecknell about the importance of skilling up his department and his aspirations for helping all staff reach their potential
Spending watchdog criticises Cabinet Office for oversight of plan to merge back office functions, as delays and lack of buy-in lops millions off savings target
MPs call on Cabinet Office to “re-invigorate” initiatives aimed at increasing the amount of money government spends with small and medium-sized enteprises
Crown Commercial Service to roll out the Open Contracting Data Standard across Whitehall by the autumn, as Cabinet Office acknowledges current contracts info acting as a "barrier to suppliers and businesses"
National Audit Office: “systematic and deep rooted” issues still hamper Whitehall’s commercial capability
Just-published guide from the public spending watchdog says government needs sustained effort to bring commercial and contracting work up to scratch
Justice secretary Michael Gove says improvement board report highlights “broader problems” with the youth justice system
Prime minister David Cameron to set out new process of "open contracting" at anti-corruption summit