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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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This caught our eye the other day. A useful global supply chain map that shows where the EU has trade agreements, by colour coding, and what kind of agreements they are. Supply Chain Movement with Amber Road has put together this map, in fact the whole website is worth a visit ...
An announcement was made recently at the Global Climate Action Summit: Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor of Tshwane (South Africa) has been announced as the new chair of the Global Lead Cities Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN) - a group of 14 cities from around the globe ...
TI has launched its latest report rating 40 countries that are signatories to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention on how actively they fulfil their obligation to investigate, prosecute and punish companies who bribe officials in foreign countries. Exporting Corruption reveals that ...
The European Commission is organising a conference to discuss the digital transformation of public procurement, which is says will “bring huge changes to the sector, but it also offers increased competitiveness of our economies. It will improve the efficiency of public services ...
UK government is considering introduction new laws to give small businesses more access to the finance they need to succeed. The laws are aimed at helping secure small businesses against unfair contracts that stop them raising money from unpaid invoices. Currently a small supplier’s ...
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We have written a fair amount over the past few years on the Ukrainian public sector e-procurement system, ProZorro, from its inception, to its successes, to more recent controversy around its effectiveness. It was introduced to enhance transparency and address corruption in ...
Cheryl Dixon  Finalising his series on Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the Caribbean Development Bank special conference, procurement coach and commentator Craig Brewin discusses the role of procurement and the lessons we can learn ...
Caribbean and Bermuda Territories Heads of Government Meeting June 2018  Craig Brewin continues his series on Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the CDB special conference. The other parts in the series can be found here , here ...
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An announcement was made recently at the Global Climate Action Summit: Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor of Tshwane (South Africa) has been announced as the new chair of the Global Lead Cities Network on ...
The European Commission is organising a conference to discuss the digital transformation of public procurement, which is says will “bring huge changes to the sector, but it also offers increased competitiveness ...
The 2018 Procura+ Awards ceremony will soon be kicking off in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Oct 3-5, as part of the 2018 EcoProcura Conference (still time to register your attendance). The awards, which ...
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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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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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