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Using open source software can boost GDP

Sep 24, 2021
Open source software boosted the European Union’s GDP by between €65bn and €95bn in 2018, a new report published by the European Commission on Monday (6 September 2021) has shown, but warned that the EU should do more to actively promote open technologies. “Open source offers a greenfield...

Council is first to tackle cybercrime head on

Aug 13, 2021
A county council in Wales, Merthyr Tydfil, is the country’s first local authority to make cyber resilience a must-have for all businesses it tenders with. Partnering with the Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales (WCRC), it is now asking organizations that tender for goods, services or works to, or...

Public sector next to adopt open innovation

Jul 22, 2021
Open innovation, which focuses on posing a question or a problem and inviting companies to solve it, is a growing trend, mainly embraced so far by large companies but increasingly by smaller ones too. But progress of its use has been slow by the public sector, especially by the military or the...

How to Bid on Maryland State Contracts 

Jun 21, 2021
So you want to bid on Maryland-specific state contracts? From bid systems to ePortals, to the right opportunities, this article will take you into the depths of everything you need to know on your contracting journey with the state’s centralized eProcurement Program. For more information about...

UK Gov considering minimum cyber security requirements in public procurement

May 20, 2021
A 2021 survey by the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) found just 12% of businesses reviewed cyber risks from immediate suppliers, while just one in 20 (5%) did so for wider supply chains, down on 9% in 2020. The UK government is considering setting minimum cyber security...

New models for public procurement says ACCA

Apr 30, 2021
The chief executive of the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global professional accounting body, has said that what we need now, following the scramble from governments around the world to buy PPE and other essential items, are new models of public procurement. “This...

Urban Agenda — Public Procurement e-training

Apr 23, 2021
The Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement aims to push forward the development and implementation of an ambitious procurement strategy as an integrated and supportive management tool. It creates the opportunity for cities and member states to work closely...

EU Commission proposes new regulation for sustainable batteries

Apr 9, 2021
In December 2020, the European Commission published its proposal for a new Sustainable Batteries Regulation (“Regulation“), as part of its wider strategy for a climate-neutral, resource-efficient EU economy. The draft legislative proposal aims to ensure that all batteries placed on the EU...