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Brexit Negotiations – The Danger Of “Goodwill” Concessions

Keir Starmer has said that EU citizens will retain the right to stay in the UK post Brexit, and that he would concede that in the negotiation with the EU representatives.

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In an interesting story about the importance of procurement, Diginomica looks at a report from the analyst group GUIDE Consultancy, which claims that the success of Britain's departure from the European Union—known as Brexit—will depend upon the country's digital procurement ...
The Baltic Course reports that officers from the Klaipeda department of the Lithuanian Special Investigation Service raided a Lithuanian construction firm as part of an international pre-trial investigation into suspected public procurement fraud. It was investigating the case ...
Bulgarian anti-corruption unit has charged former Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov with mismanagement that led to state losses of about 500 million levs (US$278 million) related to signing contracts in breach of public procurement rules. It is alledged he did not call a public procurement ...
The Royal Decree of 18 April 2017 on the award of public procurement in classic sectors was published in the Belgian Official Gazette of 9 May 2017. The decree implements in particular the Law of 17 June 2016 on public procurement. It includes: the introduction of the European ...
This is our weekly European public procurement news roundup. We will be bringing you recent public sector stories and information from around Europe’s news portals, reporting on how more than a trillion Euros of taxpayer money is being spent. This will become part of a future ...
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At the recent Procurex South event in London, Eddie Regan of BiP Solutions spoke on “the Potential Impact on Procurement Post Brexit”. Regan is the Principal Consultant for the training business within BiP Solutions, the event organisers, and is well respected in the UK public ...
We held recently one of our ‘infamous’ pub debates – a debate on a topical or burning issue, held in a pub, with two short sets of arguments ‘for’ or ‘against’ the motion being presented, lots of banter, heckling, food, drink, merriment – but all with a serious message and outcome! ...
Brexit offers a rare opportunity in public policy – the opportunity to critically review how government works and rethink it. It is worthwhile looking at the options for UK Public Procurement post Brexit to see how new policy can be shaped to make it easier to do business. So, ...
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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 ...
At the end of last year, the UK’s National Audit Office issued a very useful document titled “ Commercial and contract management: insights and emerging best practice ”. We did provide an initial overview ...
This article presents a brief case study of the benefits the country of Georgia achieved through implementing an e-procurement system. As stated in the article: “In Georgia, the introduction of e-procurement ...
  • Thanks for the post Joe!  This is great evidence of the importance of strong "win-win" focused supplier relationships. ------------------------------ Raj Sharma Public Spend Forum Washington DC ------------------------------

  • Ben - thanks for this insightful paper!  While i generally agree that there's "no free lunch",  I do think there are other considerations at play that need to be considered.  For example, doing government contracts is a cumbersome process to say the least.  If instead of signing ...

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Public And Private Sector Procurement – What Are The Real Differences?

We explain the differences between public procurement / government contracting and the procurement in the private sector.

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Public Sector Procurement Fraud – the Four Common Types

We explain the main types of public procurement fraud: reducing competition, biased supplier selection, corrupt contract negotiation, and over payment.

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Collaborative Procurement In The Public Sector – Five Benefits And Five Negatives

We explain the five benefits and negatives of the trend toward collaborative procurement and purchasing in the public sector.

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Public Sector Or Public Procurement Job Interview? Here Are 4 Tips

We offer four tips for people interviewing for a job in public procurement, the public sector, and government more generally.

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Negotiation In Public Sector Procurement — Why Does It Matter?

Negotiation is a key part of public sector procurement and the skills that government contracting staff need for effective results.

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Evaluation In Procurement – Why The Moderation Process Is Important

We offer five important tips on how to moderating the scores of bid evaluators in public procurement and execute the moderation process.

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Five Alternative Approaches To Lots And Lotting For Contracts

We provide five approaches to lots for contracts in public procurement: spend sub-category, sub-process, geography, time, and user choice – frameworks.

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