In this, the second in a series where we ask civil servants to talk about their experience of managing apprentices, we hear from Malcom Watson of Crown Commercial Service.
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The results of a pilot scheme by Crown Commercial Service and the Behavioural Insights Team to collect simple feedback from public sector buyers on certain purchases are both surprising and encouraging.
Jonathan Jones writes about the development of a unified expert commercial law service for government, and how this complements commercial capability building across Whitehall.
The new Small Business Crown Representative, Emma Jones, sets out her priorities – and has something to ask of civil servants.
Getting the best deal for government is essential, say Jeremy Heywood and John Manzoni – which is why strengthening commercial capability in the Civil Service is one of their top priorities.
Sir Jeremy Heywood looks at how the Civil Service is building its commercial capability, including through a new online course with a global reach.
Dave Martin of Civil Service Learning introduces CSL's first-ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – an exciting innovation in online learning – for anyone wanting to learn how to get the most out of suppliers and make good commercial decisions.
Crown Commercial Services' Andie Beavan talks about her job helping SMEs improve government procurement.
Crown Commercial Service's Belinda Mather-Derrick introduces the SME roadshows that have been out and about, and explains how the new reforms will affect you.
Are you ready for the new SME procurement changes? The Crown Commercial Service run through what's new and what you need to know as a civil servant.