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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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A year after Britain voted to leave the European Union, it is still unclear how trade deals will impact public procurement. The European Parliament published a paper,  Consequences of Brexit in the Area of Public Procurement , that outlines four possible relationship models for ...
Yesterday, June 20, data intelligence firm Onvia released its second annual Survey of Government Procurement Professionals, which can be downloaded here . This is a US-based report, but as we said last year “while this survey garners intelligence from 500-plus government procurement ...
A series of terrible events in the UK in the past few weeks has put the spotlight on government expenditure, as well as raising many other issues of course. The Manchester bombing at the Arianne Grande concert, the London Bridge terrorist attack, and the tragic fire in west London ...
Israel is discussing the purchase of new helicopters from Italian firm Leonardo, through Elbit Systems Ltd. the subcontractor on the project. This is on condition of a reciprocal defence procurement between the two governments. Also in the bidding are US company Bell and European ...
The  Procura+ Awards , run by ICLEI, showcase the achievements of European cities’ sustainable and innovative procurement projects.They are now open for 2017 applications. There are three award categories: Sustainable Procurement of the Year, Innovation Procurement of the Year ...
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Yesterday, June 20, data intelligence firm Onvia released its second annual Survey of Government Procurement Professionals, which can be downloaded here . This is a US-based report, but as we said last year “while this survey garners intelligence from 500-plus government procurement ...
A series of terrible events in the UK in the past few weeks has put the spotlight on government expenditure, as well as raising many other issues of course. The Manchester bombing at the Arianne Grande concert, the London Bridge terrorist attack, and the tragic fire in west London ...
Public Spend Forum Europe (PSF Europe) provides an article overview of  a recent report from the Sustainability in Public Procurement (SPP) Regions project.  SPP Regions is promoting the creation and expansion of 7 European regional networks of municipalities working together ...
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Public Spend Forum Europe (PSF Europe) provides an article overview of the content and findings of a recent document released by the National Audit Office (United Kingdom) on the topic of “be an attractive ...
This case study provides an example of developing print requirements by first confirming the underlying organizational need. Further, the case study underscores confirming what the market is able to offer ...
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 a n initial overview ...
  • Recent attempts via memos by the Office of Federal Procurement policy have fallen flat, as improvements to industry/federal government communications never materialized. A proposed rule in the Federal Acquisition Regulation also did not yield improvements. Homeland Security ...

  • In a paper last year, Professor Corey Billington and I claimed that the declining CPO tenures found in a CAPS study and observed anecdotally over the past decade in the private sector were primarily the result of delusional savings expectations and inherently marred processes ...

Featured Members

Peter Smith

Managing Director, ,
Public Spend Forum Europe

Nancy Clinton

Publishing Director,
Public Spend Forum Europe

Andy Davies

Procurement Professional and Company Director,
London Universities Purchasing Consortium

Penny Green 

Head of Procurement,
London South Bank University

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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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