Modernization Takes More Than Technology

26 Apr 2018
With the passage of the Modernizing Government Technology Act and growing conversation on digital transformation, there’s no question that the technology and desire to modernize government are there. But plans and technology alone are not enough. New approaches to acquisition and implementation,...

GO Public Procurement Excellence Award Winners Announced

26 Apr 2018
The UK’s Government Opportunities (GO) is the leading media channel for all issues relating to buying for and supplying to the public sector. GO also hosts the UK National GO Awards – which are an annual opportunity for public, private and third-sector organisations to demonstrate and get...

Recap & Recording: Aligning Public Procurement Roles with Key Skills

25 Apr 2018
As a continuing part of our webinar series focused on helping chief procurement officers and acquisition executives understand the key skills and gaps of the procurement workforce, Public Spend Forum, in collaboration with NIGP, presented a second webinar covering the importance of developing a...

UK Urged to Overhaul Public Procurement to Take Advantage of AI

19 Apr 2018
The UK House of Lords appointed a Select Committee last year to examine Artificial Intelligence and its potential impact, both positive and negative, on UK society, economy, regulations and ethics. The report has now been published and it urges the UK government to take more action to support AI...

Striking a Blow for Agile with DOD Weapons Systems

19 Apr 2018
In a recent report, called Design and Acquisition of Software for Defense Systems, the Defense Science Board (DSB) has raised its influential voice on behalf of a move by the Department of Defense towards greater use of agile development approaches for software being developed for weapons...

Institute for Government Launches Manifesto for Better Public Services

29 Mar 2018
The UK Institute for Government yesterday (March 28) launched what is being called ‘the most radical modernisation of public services in Britain since the birth of the Welfare State.’ The document, “Manifesto for Better Public Services,” is a collaboration between leading entrepreneurs and...

Recommendations and New Strategies in Scottish Procurement

29 Mar 2018
The Scottish Parliament’s cross-party group for construction has been advised by specialist contractors on ways to improve public procurement. Among the proposals are greater use of project bank accounts, placing retentions in trust and the creation of a construction regulator. There are more...