Disaster and Emergency Part 4: Always Be Prepared

12 Jul 2018
Craig Brewin continues his series on Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the CDB special conference. The others in the series can be found here, here, and here. One of the issues that the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and World Bank was addressing at...

Disaster and Emergency Part 3: Ensuring Good Governance

10 Jul 2018
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 disaster that requires exemptions from procurement...

Disaster and Emergency Part 2: Why Procurement Skills Are Important

10 Jul 2018
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 an agency is dealing with a disaster or major...

New UK NHS Future Operating Model Technology Contract Gets Awarded

5 Jul 2018
The contract for the technology within the new National Health Service “Future Operating Model” (FOM), the central procurement and supply chain structure that will lead on 11 common spend categories across the UK NHS, has been awarded. And the lucky winner is … DXC Technology. DXC was created...

Should I Take a Job in Public Procurement? CEO for CCS Interviews This Week

19 Jun 2018
This week sees the final interviews and selection for the Chief Executive role at Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the UK central government collaborative buying operation. We suspect the candidates will include some – maybe even all – who are primarily private sector in terms of their...

Algorithms and Decision Making in Public Sector – Report

25 May 2018
The UK Government’s Science and Technology Committee has released a report as the GDPR becomes effective, and in the wake of the recent controversy around Cambridge Analytica. The report acknowledges the huge opportunities that algorithms can bring to public sector decision making (including...

The High Price of Free Procurement Software

17 May 2018
An article we found this week that we think is worthy of your attention is by Omar Salaymeh and appears on Purchasing B2B, in which he claims “… ‘free’ platforms affect process openness and the ability to keep pace with innovation.” In the case of free procurement software, he...