Not many award winners can genuinely claim to have helped save thousands of lives. But then, you probably haven’t met the Complex Transactions Team in the Cabinet Office, who topped the Commercial Award category. Jim Harra, First Permanent Secretary and …
The Voluntary Pricing and Access Scheme Negotiating Team in the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England received the Commercial Award for securing a five-year deal to accelerate the uptake of new innovative medicines for NHS patients.
Jonathan Jones writes about the development of a unified expert commercial law service for government, and how this complements commercial capability building across Whitehall.
HMRC Chief Executive Jon Thompson says it’s not just ‘commercial’ civil servants who need to understand and manage contracts. Increasing numbers of colleagues can benefit from being more aware of the skills required and the training available.
John Manzoni highlights the learning available in Commercial Awareness Week (7 to 11 May) to develop civil servants' appreciation of the importance of our commercial activities, and how understanding them can help us in our work.
Jeremy Heywood introduces Commercial Awareness Week and highlights how the Civil Service is improving how it handles its commercial relationships.
The Government Chief Commercial Officer on how cross-government collaboration is the key to the effectiveness of the Government Commercial Function and of other functions and professions.
Improvement in organisations is driven by good information, says Government Chief Commercial Officer Gareth Rhys Williams.
Jeremy Heywood on how the Civil Service is increasing commercial capability and recruiting new talent.
Emma Jones, Small Business Crown Representative, offers her support for government buyers looking to increase procurement from small businesses.