The public sector spends nearly Ap125 billion, or ten per cent of GDP, each year purchasing goods and services in the UK economy. The manufacturing sectors most heavily involved in selling to Government include food, paper and printing, pharmaceuticals, construction products, aerospace and environmental technology. Following on from two previous Committee reports which have examined issues of concern to the UK manufacturing industry (relating to skills shortages in UK manufacturing industries (HCP 493-I, session 2006-07, ISBN 9780215033970) and government support for exporters (HCP 557, session 2006-07, ISBN 9780215034380)), this report focuses on whether the rules and practices relating to procurement of goods and services by public authorities hinder or help UK manufacturers in obtaining public contracts. The report argues that the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) should have powers to enforce the implementation of best practice guidance on procurement policy, and recommends that OGC guidance on the use of public procurement to further social policy and equality aims does not go far enough and should be reviewed. It also highlights the need for better trained and higher quality procurement officials throughout the public service, supported by floating teams of experts in particular procurement areas.Purchase of Toyota Prius We agreed to provide you with clarification on the decision to purchase Toyota Prius. ... The whole life operating cost made the Toyota Prius very competitive with the exemption from the congestion charge, the low maintenance ... by the aquot;Actaquot; are to do anything necessary for aquot;the purpose of: a preparing for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, a making arrangements in preparation for or in connection with the use or management before, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Future of UK Manufacturing|
|Author||:||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Trade and Industry Committee|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2007|