News: July 2014

ICPS article on Common tendering weaknesses features in Procurement Insights

Editor’s Note from Procurement Insights:  In a special guest post from our European Union Edition, Ceri Evans from The Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies at Bangor University provides a thought provoking article on why SMEs fail in the tendering process.

Publication date: 29 July 2014

Bangor Law School’s Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies nominated for 2 prestigious Impact Awards

Bangor University Law School’s Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS) has once again been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Bangor University Impact and Innovation Awards. In 2014, ICPS was singled out for not one, but two awards:

–    “Best Business Impact” (the ICPS Tender Review Service) and;

–    “Best Impact on Public Policy” (the Barriers to Procurement Opportunity report).

Publication date: 17 July 2014

UK- China Centre for Public Procurement Law Research Launched in Beijing

On July 1, 2014 Bangor and CUPL, China's largest Law university, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to launch a new joint research procurement law research centre, The Centre for Public Procurement Law Studies. The Centre will engage in joint research into a field of major significance not just for UK-China relations, but also for the global economy, as China's public procurement market contemplates to what degree should they open up to foreign competition in the years to come.

Publication date: 9 July 2014