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The NSW government is completely rethinking how agencies and suppliers interact in terms of IT procurement. It has developed a new procurement platform, buy.nsw, which aims to simplify the process of buying and selling IT. Following months of consultation with government CIOs, ...
The US city of Santa Clara has received a prestigious procurement award for the fifth consecutive year. The city has received the achievement for its purchasing policies and practices. The National Procurement Institute has recognised the city with an Achievement of Excellence ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 practices could save the construction sector £15bn a year. It provides recommendations ...
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 ...

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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