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Welcome to the OGC’s online Newsroom, where you will find our latest announcements and other background information on our work, people and achievements.

Press releases are listed below by date.

All items for 2006


20/12/2006 - CBI Public Services Summit: Efficiency, Innovation & Services transformation
08/12/2006 - New IT hardware deal now saves up to 49% on public sector purchases
07/12/2006 - New OGC Information Notes
09/12/2006 - New £1 billion deal to cut costs and carbon emissions of government vehicles
30/11/2006 - Civil Service Awards celebrate success
29/11/2006 - New Publication: Guide to saving money on energy procurement
28/11/2006 - PPM Skills Assessment Tools
15/11/2006 - New Publication: Guide to saving money on temporary staff procurement
14/11/2006 - New memorandum of understanding agreed between Buying Solutions and Agresso
13/11/2006 - High Performing Property - the routemap to property asset management excellence has been launched
10/11/2006 - New Publication: Guide to saving money on IT hardware
08/11/2006 - New Publication: Guide to saving money on fleet procurement
06/11/2006 - New publication: Guide to saving money with IT eAuctions
31/10/2006 - New publication: Guide to saving money with the Government Procurement Card
26/10/2006 - Mark Pedlingham appointed Head of the Government Procurement Service
13/10/2006 - Landmark guidance forecast to save £100m on local government’s temporary staff bill
12/10/2006 - eAuction cuts IT costs by 36 per cent for councils
04/10/2006 - Delivering value from consultancy - new OGC guide for public sector clients and suppliers
21/09/2006 - New case study shows Government may save £203 million on homes for asylum seekers
12/09/2006 - Alison Littley - new Chief Executive for OGC trading arm, Buying Solutions
11/09/2006 - UK public sector saves an extra £1m per year on cost of software licences
05/09/2006 - Catherine Hastings - new Director of Communications for OGC
04/09/2006 - eProcurement saves £4m for NHS Trust
04/09/2006 - Sweet start for new framework agreement
07/08/2006 - OGC warns suppliers against requests for details by fax
04/08/2006 - Views invited for 'Routemap to Property Asset Management Excellence' consultation document
26/07/2006 - New OGC report: Construction Demand Capacity 2005-2015 study
25/07/2006 - Best Practice portfolio: new contracts awarded for publishing and accreditation services
19/05/2006 - Waste management - report by OGC
06/06/2006 - Best Practice portfolio: preferred bidders selected for OGC publishing and accreditation services
07/06/2006 - IT hardware eAuction delivers £2.7m savings for UK taxpayer
27/06/2006 - Routemap to Excellence: £millions for frontlines with OGC's new asset management initiative
04/07/2006 - New publication for property benchmarking service - Better Measurement Better Management
19/07/2006 - Crucial construction conference: Delivering business benefits - London Victoria, September 25, 2006
17/07/2006 - Full attendance at GPS London 2006 conference at Congress Centre
12/05/2006 - New OGC guidance: Early market engagement for procurers
10/05/2006 - London conference for Government Procurement Service at Congress Centre on July 12
02/05/2006 - Enter now for CIPS Awards 2006 - deadline May 26
28/04/2006 - Efficiency savings potential of £23 million with Pan Government print services framework
18/04/2006 - Procurement contracts guidance for local authorities from OGC
07/04/2006 - 'Buy better to deliver better services' - OGC deputy chief executive tells Local e-Government Expo
07/04/2006 - All OGC guidance, publications, case studies in one area
05/04/2006 - Main Building project: MoD's resounding success - OGC case study on change programme
04/04/2006 - OGC sponsors CIPS Supply Management Awards - deadline for entries May 26
29/03/2006 - New £135m hospital adopting sustainable practices - OGC's Achieving Excellence in Construction
24/03/2006 - Small Somerset project gains significant savings - OGC case study
30/03/2006 - EU exemption win for electricity producers with OGC guidance
22/03/2006 - Deputy Chief Executive Peter Fanning to speak at the Local e-Government Expo
16/03/2006 - Your invitation to the Local Government Task Force's Efficiency Conference 2006
13/03/2006 - Entries invited for PM's Award 2006 - Better Public Building
08/03/2006 - OGC guidance note on 10-day mandatory standstill period for public sector contracts now available
28/02/2006 - Two OGC best practice case studies for Lincolnshire County Council and Ministry of Defence
24/02/2006 - Ten top IT service management experts successfully bid to rewrite OGC's ITIL guidance books
20/02/2006 - Reserve your space on a free NEC3 Awareness Roadshow
17/03/2006 - Government Procurement Service York Conference 2006 - a successful gathering for public procurement professionals
15/02/2006 - OGC welcomes the Department of Work and Pensions to the Government's new online procurement system
15/02/2006 - Supporting all departments: Sustainable procurement guidance
13/02/2006 - Leading by example: Sustainable procurement practice for the UK public sector by 2009
09/02/2006 - Social issues in purchasing - EU rules information and guidance
01/02/2006 - Government Procurement Service Conference March 20th in York - book your place now
30/01/2006 - New EU Directives covering public sector and utilities procurement
03/01/2006 - Public sector leaders focus on improving construction procurement: Sir Christopher Kelly to chair new OGC forum
04/01/2006 - New web site: survey by the Office of Government Commerce