Organization and Culture

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Organization and Culture

More than drawing boxes on an organization chart, organization and culture is about building a world-class procurement function by aligning organizational capabilities, roles, skills with customers and markets; it also includes creating and fostering a culture that continually drives value while complying with regulations.

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This report lays out and discusses key practices in green, sustainable public procurement and supports each of these practices with rich country-level case studies. The key practices are individually and collectively informative and can also be applied ...
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 ...
While slightly dated, this article strikingly highlights many of the critical practice improvement areas needed in public procurement (along with a comparison to the private sector) – the same practices recently highlighted by members of the Global Public ...
Broadly speaking, this report from CIPS Australasia and The Hackett Group provides a detailed perspective on aligning procurement capabilities with desired outcomes. More specifically, the report provides detailed perspectives on the differences between ...
As part of our study of public procurement workforce skills, Public Spend Forum interviewed 31 procurement leaders and asked them to rate the public procurement workforce’s proficiency in 12 core skills, based on their experiences and interactions. They ...
Nearly any expert you talk to in government procurement will tell you that the workforce needs more support and better training. But why? What makes the public procurement workforce so important to the work of government? In this excerpt from our study ...
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This case study report was  developed by the authors and contributors to serve as a reference for practitioners focused ...
This research paper by NASPO provides a robust discussion  of E-procurement systems. Of  particular interest  in this ...
In this case study, The Centre for Public Impact describes how the Government of Singapore Ministry of Finance (MOF) planned ...

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