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SMEs and Public Sector Procurement – An SME’s Perspective (Part 1)

Too often when central Government bodies award contracts to Prime Contractors they do not take sufficient cognisance of the capabilities of those organisations. A reader’s commentary.


Small Businesses – How Can They Win More Government Contracts?

Some of the reasons why governments have struggled in many countries to increase the percentage of business going to smaller firms.


Supporting SMEs in Public Procurement – New UK Target but We Need More Gazelles!

It is innovative smaller firms that drive economic success, not all SMEs


More European SMEs To Benefit from New Finance Programmes

Boost to investment for Eastern European SMEs


EU Roundup: Selected Stories from Bulgaria, Malta and UK

Bulgaria among EU Leaders in transparent procurement; Maltese SMEs Struggle and UK SMEs want to remain in Europe


Serbian and Bulgarian SMEs To Bloom After New EU Funding Plans

EU announces two separate plans to benefit SMEs in both Serbia and Bulgaria


Funding Boost for European Small Businesses

2015 Work Programme has agenda to remove regulatory barriers to investment and increase access to finance for SMEs


European SMEs Suffer From ‘Fragmented’ Finance Rules

13 percent of small and medium-size enterprises in Europe struggle to get funding at all.


Bulgarian SMEs to benefit from new legislation, but GPP must be improved

Bulgaria’s new public procurement act will benefit SMEs, but more needs to be done to support SPP.


Public procurement wants to support local business – but there are dangers

Risks around value, corruption and legality