NAO on Commercial & Contract Management – Be An Attractive Client

14 May 2017
At the end of last year, the UK’s National Audit Office issued a very useful document titled “Commercial and contract management: insights and emerging best practice”. We did provide an initial overview of it here, and now we are into a more detailed review of its content and findings. For...

Market Engagement Best Practice Report from the SPP Regions

14 May 2017
The Procurement Forum website is managed by the European Secretariat of ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability, as part of the Procurement of Innovation Platform project financed by the European Commission. It is a good way of finding out what is going on in the public “procurement of...

The Success of E-Procurement In Georgia: World Bank Tells the Story

1 May 2017
This article presents a brief case study of the benefits the country of Georgia achieved through implementing an e-procurement system. As stated in the article: “In Georgia, the introduction of e-procurement (Ge-GP) is a good example of how strong political will and commitment can be critical in...

Public Procurement of Innovation – Case Studies from the EU

27 Apr 2017
This report from the Procurement of Innovation Platform from the European Union (EU) provides specific perspectives and guiding principles on procuring innovation (and achieving an innovation orientation) in a public procurement context.  In addition, several case studies from public entities...

Procurement as a Part of Public Organization Strategy and Planning

21 Apr 2017
The National Public Procurement Policy Unit of Ireland provides an example of the criticality of procurement planning at the heart of public organization planning. Many procurement leaders emphasize that the role of procurement include strategic planning in collaboration with internal customers and...

Innovation and Public Procurement – Competition Must Still Be The Norm

27 Jan 2017
There’s an interesting article on the Out-Law website (from Pinsent Masons, the leading law firm), which relate to a UK parliamentary committee discussion about innovation in science and technology. Jo Johnson, the UK minister for universities, science, research and innovation (and brother of...