Supporting SMEs
 

Supporting SMEs Helping to support equal opportunities, value and development for small and local businesses

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A trusted partner Leading experts in supplier information management for procurement and the supply chain

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Powered by high quality data Local supplier data validation coupled with world-class global audit & assessments

Powered by high quality data
 

Powered by high quality data Local supplier data validation coupled with one of the largest global audit & assessment providers

Protecting your back
 

Protecting your back Compliance with supplier legislation, corporate governance standards and EC Procurement Law

How compliant are your suppliers with legislation, regulation and corporate governance requirements? What unknown supply chain risks could cause operational and reputational impacts?

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How is compliance with bribery and corruption legislation being effectively managed within your supply chain? Is your business exposed to potential legal action or reputational risk?

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Slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking, or ‘Modern Slavery’, is a growing global issue and exists in many industries in every region in the world.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new EU regulation that will replace the 1998 Data Protection Act (DPA), coming into effect on 25thMay 2018. The UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has called it ‘the biggest change to data

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How do suppliers comply with your CSR policies across labour standards, ethical sourcing, equality and diversity, SMEs, use of natural resources or conflict minerals?

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How easy is it to access high quality, accurate and up-to-date information on suppliers? Is information instantly available online in a single system capable of alerting any key changes?

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European Parliament publishes paper on implications of UK's departure from EU for EU-UK public procurement relationship

8 May 2017

The European Parliament has published a paper entitled Consequences of Brexit in the area of Public Procurement. The paper assesses, in comparison with the position under EU membership, the implications of four approaches found in the EU’s relationships with other trading partners.

The European Parliament has published a paper entitled Consequences of Brexit in the area of Public Procurement. The paper assesses, in comparison with the position under EU membership, the implications of four approaches found in the EU’s relationships with other trading partners. These include the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement model, and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) model. Between those two are what the paper calls an EEA-minus approach and a GPA-plus approach. It also notes the procurement-specific issues that may need to be addressed in any withdrawal agreement.

 

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