Disaster and Emergency Part 1: Caribbean Heads of Procurement Assemble

9 Jul 2018
We are delighted to publish a series of guest posts from Craig Brewin, about the Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the CDB (Caribbean Development Bank) special conference. Craig is a Caribbean-based procurement professional, whose further coverage can...

Why Move from Private to Public Sector? There Are Many Good Reasons

11 Dec 2018
As we enter the end of the year, we’ve been reflecting on the subjects that have filled our pages. We hope you’ll agree that there’s been some pretty good content, from regular short, sharp, current news stories, to articles and perspectives. We’ve covered topical and current affairs issues...

State of Flux SRM Report Published – and UK Government Recognises SRM Value

19 Nov 2018
State of Flux has launched the latest edition of their SRM (supplier relationship management) report. This has become a regular and valuable report over the past ten years, coming from the consulting firm that has really made the SRM space pretty much their own (in the way that Future Purchasing...

Global Public Procurement Conference Part 2 – Transformers

5 Nov 2018
Craig Brewin continues his three-part report from the Global Public Procurement Conference. Part 1 is here. This is the second article on the Global Public Procurement Conference held in Washington in September, and looks at some of the issues of implementation. The conference looks like it is...

Global Public Procurement Conference 2018 – The Star Trek Future

1 Nov 2018
You may remember earlier this year we published a series of articles on procurement’s role in disaster recovery from Craig Brewin. Craig is a Caribbean-based procurement professional, and he reports now from the recent Global Public Procurement Conference. “So Star Trek I love it” said...

No Deal Brexit Pledge of a New Online Procurement Portal to Replace OJEU

26 Sep 2018
  “It’s our duty as a responsible government to prepare for all eventualities, including ‘no deal’, until we can be certain of the outcome of those (UK/EU) negotiations,” says Gov.uk. This refers to, in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit, what the government is putting in place...

Another Look At Ukraine’s Public Procurement System

24 Aug 2018
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 national commercial...

Disaster And Emergency Part 6: Lessons for the Procurement Profession

25 Jul 2018
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 from those experiences. The rest...