Research Papers 2012

Synopsis: Here you will find a list of Committee for Education research papers published during 2012.

Supporting SME access to public procurement opportunities

- Date: 26/01/2012

This Research Paper finds that SMEs can face a number of challenges in accessing public procurement opportunities. A number of measures have been highlighted that could be used to support SME access to procurement, including simplifying procurement processes, dividing larger contracts into lots, setting proportionate requirements and building capacity among SMEs.

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Procurement in education: summary paper

- Date: 26/01/2012

This Research Paper summarises a number of key issues in regard to procurement in education here, based on a series of papers recently produced for the education committee on this issue.

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