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President Trump Revokes Entirety Of Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order

Trump's revocation of Obama's controversial order impacts paycheck transparency rule too.

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UK Ministry Of Defence – Is New Procurement System Running Into Trouble?

There appears to be trouble brewing over a new public procurement system - Contracting, Purchasing and Finance (CP&F) - at the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD).

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Representatives of 91 cities attended Bloomberg Philanthropies' What Works Cities (WWC) summit earlier this month, where procurement was a topic of discussion. The conversation centered on how it's actually more risky for procurement to follow the status quo, rather than to try ...
A federal jury on Tuesday convicted Frederick Burnett, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, of fraudulently representing that the "hundreds of thousands" of baseball caps and backpacks he supplied to the Army Recruiting Command were made in the U.S., when they were ...
While some have voiced concern that a bill to reform New York State's procurement was not included in the proposed budget, a bill has now made it out of the State Senate Finance Committee. The bill would restore oversight powers to the state comptroller's office, something the ...
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has sustained the protest of A-P-T Research, Inc., which argued that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) failed to properly consider a potential organizational conflict of interest (OCI), and raised questions about ...
A hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee looked at how the Department of Defense (DoD) could be more agile and flexible in its approach to information technology (IT) acquisition. "Despite attempts like the Joint Information ...
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Last Wednesday we attended Procurement Week at London Docklands The Crystal amazing views of the Emirates Cable Cars across the Thames. This conference is one of a kind in that it spans three days, is truly international, attracting delegates from all over the world, and fo ...
A few months back, we published several articles about the very interesting and somewhat shocking court case around the UKs Nuclear Decommissioning Authoritys contract to clean up old nuclear power stations. The NDA case (click link to get the full judgem
There appears to be trouble brewing over a new procurement systems implementation at the UKs Ministry of Defence (MOD). Last year, the MOD announced that it was changing and improving its procurement systems, to provide a more, effective and efficient way of interacting wi ...
At the recent Leicester Law School Sustainable Public Procurement event, one of the stand-out sessions was presented by Natalie Evans, Responsible Procurement Manager for the City of London Corporation, the government body that runs services in the centre of the capital. She ...
There appears to be trouble brewing over a new procurement systems implementation at the UKs Ministry of Defense (MOD). Last year, the MOD announced that it was changing and improving its procurement systems, to provide a more, effective and efficient way of interacting wi ...
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According to the 2017 Benchmarking Public Procurement (BPP) report from the World Bank , governments all over the world are still struggling with transparency and efficiency in their public procurement. Each year, the World Bank compiles data from 123 countries to assess the ...
A recent report from the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) in the state of Victoria, Australia, highlights a pretty incredible story of wasted public money, bad practice and outright corruption. We dont often feature stories from that part of the world, but this ...
We found an excellent article here on the foreignpolicy.com website by Elisabeth Braw, looking at the issues around countries sharing military procurement. It is both interesting to the casual reader and informative, and raises some interesting procurement issues that go beyond ...
Every year the World Bank benchmarks the regulatory environments in 77 economies the world over, assessing their impact on the public procurement process. The benchmarking essentially cuts across two lines: The procurement lifecycle (how well the contract lifecycle from bid preparation ...
It is not long ago that the introduction of e-procurement in Kenya was being hailed as a big success. Like many other countries in Africa and indeed other parts of the world, corruption has been a major problem in public procurement, and the introduction of e-procurement was ...