Best Practices | Europe

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The UK government has announced a competition for tech firms to come up with innovations that will improve public services, writes Computer Weekly, encouraging better use of technology in the public sector, and connecting tech suppliers to potential customers in government. The ...
A paper just published by the Social Market Foundation think-tank, features Phillip Ullmann, Chief Energiser of Cordant Group, calling for a government overhaul of public service contracts which should be awarded on the basis of  “ social value ”  and not just financial cost. ...
Registration is now open for the EcoProcura 2018 conference on sustainable, circular, and innovation procurement, taking place from 3-5 October in Nijmegen (Netherlands). EcoProcura 2018, marking 20 years of the conference series, will bring together over 400 procurers, policy ...
A joint initiative between Scotland’s Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils is supporting local businesses in developing their capability to bid successfully for public procurement contracts. The Positive Procurement Programme (PPP) takes attendees through what a good tender ...
Back in 2016 we wrote about the launch of the Ukrainian public procurement system - ProZorro – Set to Save the Ukraine from Public Sector Corruption . It was heralded as putting an end to corruption and non-transparent public procurement, and while it has been very successful ...
Last week we mentioned the SPP Regions success story on its CO2 emissions project, which involved the collaboration of 31 contracting authorities carrying out 40 eco-innovative tenders. The organisation has now published 40 good practice examples (or tender models) on the range ...
SPP Regions - European regional networks of municipalities working together on sustainable public procurement (SPP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI), which is run by ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) – has recently concluded its CO2 savings project which ...
The European Commission has published updated guidance on Public Procurement for practitioners around avoiding the most common errors in projects funded under the European Structural and Investment Funds. This is for guidance only and is intended to encourage good practice. It ...

Policies and Regulations

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

Trump's revocation of Obama's controversial order impacts paycheck transparency rule, as well.
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Claiming Damages Resulting From An Unfavorable CPARS Rating

Firms may have a new weapon against unfair, biased, or inaccurate past performance reviews.
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Procurement Challenge – UK Government Pays Out £100 Million

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the UK has not appealed a challenge and must now pay out £100 Million.
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Perspectives and Insights

Why Don't Small Businesses Sell To The Government?

Former White House procurement policy chief Steve Kelman dives into the details.
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Wrongheaded Push For Government Contracts Transparency

This new act will do nothing to improve value for taxpayers by reducing competition and raising costs.
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10 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Professional Buying Organisations (PBOs)

Think you know about PBOs and what they do in the procurement process? Here are ten interesting facts.
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