UK Police Forensics Cyber Attack Repercussions

27 Jun 2019
News spread this week about the UK police force supplier of forensics services being held to ransomware, and the subsequent suspension of their use by the police. The supplier now says everything is back to normal, but data breach repercussions can be lasting for the judicial system, including...

World Economic Forum Report on Gender Equality and Smart Procurement

27 Jun 2019
“Public procurement has emerged as a pioneering frontier for provision of jobs and opportunities, especially for women and other marginalised groups at most risk of exclusion from social and economic growth. Cities such as Amsterdam deliberately use public procurement to boost young people’s...

Smart Cities Public Private Partnership Model Barriers Explained

13 Jun 2019
“The rise of smart cities is providing unprecedented opportunities for mutually beneficial public-private partnerships to provide new business opportunities, cost efficiencies, and greater access to specialist skills and expertise,” writes Raconteur. But, “deflecting initial costs from the...

Norway Makes e-Invoices Mandatory for the Public Sector

7 Jun 2019
The Norwegian government has made e-invoicing mandatory for all parts of the public sector, both state and local government. Suppliers will demand e-invoices from their suppliers, and suppliers that want to compete for government contracs will have to comply. “The use of e-invoices saved the...

New Report: Circular Procurement in Public-Sector Construction

7 Jun 2019
“The new Circular Cities report was published today on the occasion of the World Circular Economy Forum taking place in Helsinki, a city that has pledged to integrate sustainability in 100% of its procurement processes by 2020. The White Paper recognises the important role that public authorities...