Cost, Risk, and Innovation

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Cost, Risk, and Innovation

Going beyond a single overriding objective, cost, risk & innovation goals are identified and weighted appropriately, depending on specific goals for a given customer requirement.

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NASPO discusses how the increased demands on the public procurement work force (in large part driven by an improved positioning of the strategic role of procurement) requires enhanced skill sets. In addition to describing the changing demographics of ...
The Government of New Zealand shares how they have defined and implemented their procurement competency framework.  This case study begins by defining the various roles with the procurement function, as well as their desired behaviors, core and technical ...
The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) presents their detailed procurement competencies model. While developed for the private sector, this procurement competencies model provides a useful frame of reference and a parallel for thinking about critical ...
NIGP presents an overview of the benefits and uses for technology in public procurement.  Contextually, NIGP points out: “As the procurement function of many public organizations is becoming more strategic, procurement technology allows for a process ...
The World Bank describes the need for reform and governance improvement in public procurement and how procurement technology can significantly further the reform agenda. In particular, this report explains how the use of technology can benefit public ...
Transparency International describes how technology can greatly improve public procurement, emphasizing benefits in integrity/corruption, market competition, transparency, and information access .  As Technology International states in the introduction ...
This short posting by Zycus briefly makes the point that commercially available technology can meet the needs of public procurement, especially given the often stringent rules and regulations of public procurement. The posting also makes the point that ...
The Procurement Forum website is managed by the European Secretariat of ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability, as part of the Procurement of Innovation Platform project financed by the European Commission. It is a good way of finding out what ...
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The Government of New Zealand shares how they have defined and implemented their procurement competency framework.  This ...
Transparency International describes how technology can greatly improve public procurement, emphasizing benefits in inte ...
This article focuses on key principles with several supporting mini-case studies, describing and illustrating the principles ...

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