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Public Sector Procurement Trends Update (15th-21st Feb)

This week’s Public Sector Procurement Trends report, produced in association with Tracker Intelligence, has been released.

The report provides an update on activities between 15th – 21st February and shows that 45% of contracts were for less than £100,000 – clearly indicating a continued opportunity for SMEs throughout the public sector.

Other key highlights this week include:

  • Local Government is once again the most active sector, followed by Education and Central Government
  • 1580 contract notices were published this week, a 13% decrease on the previous week
  • 783 different buying authorities published contract notices this week

The report also shows the top three highest value awards published this week and those awarded to more than 1,100 suppliers; contract volume broken down by sector; and top buyers by contract volume.

The report can be viewed in full here

The Changing Face of Procurement in 2021 – Keeping you informed

Back in December, the Government published their Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper, with the goal of speeding up and simplifying procurement processes, placing value for money at their heart and enabling innovation in public service delivery. But what does this mean for UK buyers and suppliers and what challenges lie ahead in the coming months?

Here at BiP Solutions, we are delighted to announce an all-new series of monthly briefings and webinars specifically designed to help buyers and suppliers navigate the challenges which may arise in light of the proposed changes to the current procurement framework. Both the briefings and the accompanying webinars have been specifically tailored to help these organisations to ensure they can work effectively, compliantly and responsively in what is a dynamic and fast-changing environment.

We will also be hosting live events and creating other assets throughout 2021 and beyond, making sure we are supporting our clients through what will be one of the largest set of changes in the public sector procurement landscape for decades.

As well as the upcoming briefings and webinars, our research arm, BiP Inform will soon be releasing the report from our inaugural research project, aiming to give us a better understanding of the thoughts of public sector buyers and suppliers regarding the latest proposals.

‘The proposals within the Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper represent the largest changes to procurement process and practice in the UK for decades. At BiP Solutions we are tracking developments closely and have committed to ensuring our customers are the best informed about what these changes mean and how they should prepare for them. Exciting times lie ahead, but buyers and suppliers should engage with our campaign to ensure they have the information and insight they need to stay compliant and competitive as the proposals become policy and then practice’ (Grahame Steed, Content, Research and Communications Director, at BiP Solutions.)

For all updates and announcements regarding the Green Paper and other key developments in 2021, please visit our dedicated site: www.bip-inform.com

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Public Sector Procurement Trends Update (8th-14th Feb)

This week’s Public Sector Procurement Trends report, produced in association with Tracker Intelligence, has been released.

The report provides an update on activities between 8th – 14th February and shows that 41% of contracts were for less than £100,000 – clearly indicating a continued opportunity for SMEs throughout the public sector.

Other key highlights this week include:

  • Local Government is once again the most active sector, followed by Health and Education
  • 1841 contract notices were published this week, a 1.3% increase on the previous week
  • 939 different buying authorities published contract notices this week

The report also shows the top three highest value awards published this week and those awarded to more than 1,200 suppliers; contract volume broken down by sector; and top buyers by contract volume.

The report can be viewed in full here

Public Sector Procurement Trends Update (1st – 7th Feb)

This week’s Public Sector Procurement Trends report, produced in association with Aim for Growth and Tracker Intelligence, has been released.

The report provides an update on activities between 1st – 7th February and shows that 41% of contracts were for less than £100,000 – clearly indicating a continued opportunity for SMEs throughout the public sector.

Other key highlights this week include:

  • Local Government is once again the most active sector, followed by Education and Central Government
  • 1817 contract notices were published this week, a 9.6% increase on the previous week
  • 947 different buying authorities published contract notices this week

The report also shows the top three highest value awards published this week and those awarded to more than 1,200 suppliers; contract volume broken down by sector; and top buyers by contract volume.

The report can be viewed in full here

Public Sector Procurement Trends Update (25th – 31st Jan)

This week’s Public Sector Procurement Trends report, produced in association with Cadence Marketing and Tracker Intelligence, has been released.

The report provides an update on activities between the 25th and 31st January and shows that 37% of contracts were for less than £100,000 – clearly indicating a continued opportunity for SMEs throughout the public sector.

Other key highlights this week include:

  • Local Government is once again the most active sector, followed by Central Government and Education
  • Published contract notice values totaled >£19Bn
  • 862 different buying authorities published contract notices this week

The report also shows the top three highest value awards published this week and those awarded to more than 1,100 suppliers; contract volume broken down by sector; and top buyers by contract volume.

The report can be viewed in full here

Press notice: Transforming Procurement in 2021 – Have your say

Last month, the Government published their Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper, with the goal of speeding up and simplifying procurement processes, placing value for money at their heart, and enabling innovation in public service delivery. And, while the proposals currently only apply to contracting authorities in England* – along with reserved functions in the devolved nations – the paper has the potential to transform public procurement in the years to come.

With this in mind, our research arm, BiP Inform, has just launched our inaugural survey, Transforming Public Procurement in 2021, to understand the thoughts and opinions of public sector buyers and suppliers with regards to the latest proposals.

Our study proposes to generate a snapshot of where organisations see the biggest opportunities but also identify any potential areas of concern and how collectively, this will impact on the future of procurement.

BiP Solutions are now actively engaged with the Cabinet Office in discussions regarding the Green Paper’s proposals, and the feedback from this research will support our response to the official consultation, which closes on 10 March 2021.

‘At BiP Solutions, we are acutely aware of the impact these changes could have on new and existing customers so we plan to keep everyone informed throughout 2021 via a comprehensive communications programme, which will use all channels available to us to push this important message.

The world of procurement may be changing but BiP will continue to do what we have done for the last 37 years and that is to support, advise, and guide organisations to ensure they are prepared for changes as and when they arise.’ (Grahame Steed, Content, Research and Communications Director, at BiP Solutions.)

We are now seeking contributions for our research project and have already received over 100 responses to date. If your organisation would like to contribute, please do complete our short, online questionnaire here

For all updates and announcements regarding the Green Paper and other key developments in 2021, please visit our dedicated site: www.bip-inform.com


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 *The Green Paper ‘Transforming Public Procurement’ applies only to contracting authorities in England, along with reserved functions in the devolved nations. It does not apply to contracting authorities in Scotland, Wales or N. Ireland at this time, although this may change, in respect of some elements, over time.

Aim for Growth 2021

BIP Solutions launches Aim for Growth 2021 to help businesses win more public sector opportunities

BiP Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of its new Aim for Growth 2021 initiative, which will challenge businesses to focus on the many growth opportunities that exist within the lucrative public sector market.

Despite Lockdown 3.0, BiP Solutions’ research indicates that 2021 is shaping up to be a significantly better year than 2020. Buyers and suppliers have learned from their experiences in the lead-up to Brexit and last year’s lockdown period. They now understand that preparing for the unpredictable is essential for success. With Government spend increasing and a host of initiatives underway to make procurement more transparent and accessible, this is a good time to engage the market.

As part of the Aim for Growth 2021 initiative, BiP Solutions are, for a limited time only, offering a complimentary report containing detailed insights about recent government spend activity and trends to help identify potential areas of opportunity for your business. The company is also challenging suppliers to put its database of open contract opportunities to the test by identifying winnable opportunities based on a simple company profile.

Grahame Steed, Content and Research Director of BiP Solutions, said: “Our research indicates that 2021 will be a strong year for the public sector supply chain, as investment into vital services helps the UK recover from the double impact of COVID-19 and Brexit. Aim for Growth 2021 will help existing and new suppliers grow their share of this huge and dynamic marketplace and we look forward to supporting them with the intelligence they need to be successful.”

 Interested parties should register here to get started and keep an eye out for exclusive insights into public sector growth opportunities.

 

About BiP Solutions

BiP Solutions is a leading provider of business intelligence services for organisations of all sizes. With more than 37 years’ experience working with both buyers and suppliers, BiP helps businesses to identify and win contracts across the public and private sectors.

For more information please visit www.bipsolutions.com.

Market Update – November in Review

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, we have harnessed Tracker’s powerful database, business intelligence and data analysis services to do what BiP has done for the last 36 years – bring buyers and suppliers together.

At the height of the crisis, the company monitored and analysed data from Tracker weekly to make sure that buyers and suppliers were kept up to date with activity in the public sector, with a special focus on central and local government, defence, education and health.

In light of the continuing restrictions and the autumn lockdown, our BiP Solutions media and marketing services, Cadence Marketing, have published a monthly report, in association with DCI to help you understand what is happening in the public sector and how our data, together with powerful business intelligence solutions like DCI and Supply2Defence, can help you engage earlier and succeed in this marketplace.

Each report considers how the public sector marketplace is responding to the latest changes before focusing on one of our key sectors in greater detail. In our latest monthly review, we examine defence trends and spends. Following the Government announcement of the biggest spend in Defence since the Cold War, now is the time for suppliers to tap into this marketplace.

Key Highlights Include:

  • 7374 contract notices published – a decrease of 2.49% compared with October’s figures (though still an increase of 11.27% from September)
  • Of the 2767 contract notices that stated a value, 1016 (36.71%) were worth £100,000 or less, while
    a further 685 (24.75%) were worth £100,000-£500,000, representing continued opportunities for SMEs
  • In November, the defence sector published 271 contract notices – the highest monthly volume since before the start of the first national lockdown in March
  • Well over half of defence notices published in November were non-OJEU, making them potentially of
    interest to SMEs

You can download your complimentary copy here

Public Sector Procurement Trends Update (7th-13th Dec)

This week’s Public Sector Procurement Trends report, produced in association with Cadence Marketing, has been released.

The report provides an update on activities between the 7th and 13th December and shows that 36% of contracts were for less than £100,000 – clearly indicating a continued opportunity for SMEs throughout the public sector.

Other key highlights this week include:

  • Contract volumes have remained steady, averaging 1806 over the past four weeks
  • Published contract notice values totaled >£15Bn
  • 883 different buying authorities published contract notices this week

The report also shows the split of OJEU and non-OJEU notices across the public sector; awards published and those awarded to more than 1,300 suppliers; contract volume broken down by sector; and top buyers by contract volume.

The report can be viewed in full here

Public Sector Procurement Trends Update (30th Nov-6th Dec)

This week’s Public Sector Procurement Trends report, produced in association with Cadence Marketing, has been released.

The report provides an update on activities between 30th November and 6th December and shows that 39% of contracts were for less than £100,000 – clearly indicating a continued opportunity for SMEs throughout the public sector.

Other key highlights this week include:

  • A 12% increase in contract volumes compared to the previous week
  • Published contract notice values totaled >£10Bn
  • 940 different buying authorities published contract notices this week

The report also shows the split of OJEU and non-OJEU notices across the public sector; awards published and those awarded to more than 1,300 suppliers; contract volume broken down by sector; and top buyers by contract volume.

The report can be viewed in full here

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