Transforming Public Procurement
Part 1 of the consultation closed at 11:45pm on 28 July 2023 View part 2 of the consultation Part 1 Consultation on draft regulations to implement the Procurement Bill We are pleased to advise that the public consultation on the secondary legislation required to implement the new public procurement regime established by the Procurement Bill has now … ContinuedRead more about Transforming Public Procurement
Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) update on Capita SSS and NEC Software Solutions.
In March 2022 an inquiry was launched to investigate whether NEC’s acquisition of Capita SSS has resulted in the creation of a merger situation, which could substantially lessen competition within the market in which it operates.Phase 1 of the investigation looked at 4 elements of market supply, which included Computer Aided Despatch (CAD), Integrated Communication … ContinuedRead more about Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) update on Capita SSS and NEC Software Solutions.
Free Webinar available to all Fire and Rescue Services
NEC4 / JCT Key Characteristics and Critical Comparison of Forms of Contract Speaker: Dr Stuart Kings, Pagabo (co-author of the NEC4 Form of Contract) Elli Nikolaou, Category Lead for FM & Construction is pleased to announce that Pagabo, working in collaboration with the FM & Construction National Task and Finish Group, will be delivering a … ContinuedRead more about Free Webinar available to all Fire and Rescue Services
Impact of Tensions between Russia & Ukraine
Dear Colleagues Just to confirm that the National Procurement Hub, working with colleagues at Blue Light Commercial, is currently undertaking analysis of the impact of the rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine on supply of our critical goods and services. Currently, in terms of impacts on the products we buy, we are aware that the … ContinuedRead more about Impact of Tensions between Russia & Ukraine
Urgent Laser Announcement – Gas Supply Information
You may have already received the following notification, if not please read the Laser announcement below. In addition, Elli Nikolaou is leading on discussions with the Crown Commercial Service and Home Office regarding regulation of energy prices as a result of the impact from the conflict in Ukraine. Blue Light Commercial will be joining Elli to … ContinuedRead more about Urgent Laser Announcement – Gas Supply Information
National Smoke Alarm Update – 27th January 2022
FireAngel Recent FireAngel deliveries on Friday 21st and Monday 24th January have now brought all of their FRS customer stock levels up to a minimum of 5 weeks. The next delivery is not expected until w/c 31st January when FireAngel have forecast that a further 6,000-7,000 alarms will be available for allocation. It is then … ContinuedRead more about National Smoke Alarm Update – 27th January 2022
Datanet 2a Firefighter Alerters
NFCC ICT Category Chief Sponsor NFCC have been made aware that there are current issues with the supply of Datanet 2a Firefighter alerters. There is a growing concern that Datanet are ceasing trading and subsequently the production of alerters, due to the passing away of a Director/major shareholder. To clarify, the alerters shall continue to be produced, … ContinuedRead more about Datanet 2a Firefighter Alerters