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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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The European Single Procurement Document (eESPD) came into mandatory use in April 2018, it has not been adopted as widely as it should to streamline the process of bidding for government contracts. So Supply Chain Digital has run a commentary outlining what suppliers need to ...
The Australian government awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign aid contracts to a company that was found to have been systematically bribing high-level Vietnamese officials – writes The Guardian. ‘In total, the company received 83 contracts worth $489m from Australia’s ...
A CPO is working directly with the College Board to align a procurement strategy and the procurement function with a broader organisational goal of delivering educational opportunities for students. The College Board is a not-for-profit that connects more than 7 million students ...
The UK Department for Education developed a Schools Buying Strategy initiative to help schools save £1billion of their current £10 billion spend on non-staff costs by 2020. It aims to help schools avoid making “poor commercial decisions”, engage effectively with suppliers, enable ...
A new report from The World Bank ‘Procuring Infrastructure PPPs’  aims to support a better policy-making process for public-private partnerships by highlighting key aspects of an economy’s regulatory framework for procuring PPPs. The 2018 report is a continuation of ‘Benchmarking ...
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Craig Brewin continues his series on Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the CDB special conference Hurricane Maria . The others in the series can be found here , here and here . One of the issues that the Caribbean Development ...
PAHO Emergency Procurement Craig Brewin continues his series on Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the Caribbean Development Bank special conference. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here . Is the impact of a hurricane an unforeseeable ...
Jaoa Malta - World Bank Caribbean-based procurement professional, Craig Brewin , continues his series on Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the CDB special conference. (Part 1 is here .) How important are procurement skills when ...
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Craig Brewin continues his series on Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the CDB special conference Hurricane Maria . The others in the series can be found ...
PAHO Emergency Procurement Craig Brewin continues his series on Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the Caribbean Development Bank special conference. Part ...
The Construction Leadership Council warns that lack of cohesive approach is costing the construction industry billions a year. The latest government-commissioned report says an overhaul of procurement ...
  • I'm a bit late to this discussion, and I clearly missed any answers you've gathered to your original query: should buyers seek equipment versus service performance outcomes? But even if the drones discussion has withered, I think the question has general value for anyone planning ...

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  • School construction projects continue year-round! It's a struggle to keep track of spending in giant 3 ring binders & a compliance roundup can take dozens of man hours. We did something to help - Watch This Video !  ------------------------------ Cynthia Page Account Executive ...

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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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