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Webinar: Aligning Public Procurement Roles with Key Skills

Public Spend Forum and NIGP will describe the importance of developing a “Role-Skills Alignment Matrix” for your Public Procurement Function.

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Star Wars: Should DoD Have One JEDI Master Or Many For Massive Cloud Contract?

Industry says a single source is crazy, DoD says multiple providers is cumbersome. What do you think?

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Gen. Wendy M. Masiello, USAF (Ret.) Talks Culture, Communication, And Talent

In episode 6 of the Procurement Leader podcast, Raj Sharma of Public Spend Forum speaks with General Wendy M. Masiello, USAF (Ret.), about her distinguished career as an acquisition executive in the DoD and her advice for leaders and staff alike for success in the procurement profession.

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A province of Toronto Canada has announced it is eliminating the fees businesses have to pay to access procurement contracts. Although not a European story, we wonder whether it’s an initiative that may encourage other provinces, indeed other regions, that do charge, to do the ...
Last year, we introduced here on Public Spend Forum the Open Opps (as in “opportunities”) platform that is monitoring public sector contract opportunities in the UK and more widely. A recent initiative has seen the site now offering a spend analysis tool which enables users ...
In the UK, the House of Lords, Science and Technology Committee, is running an inquiry into off-site manufacturing for the construction industry. This involves the construction of components before they are brought together for final assembly at their destination. In looking ...
As illustrated by the quote below, the case for data in business is not a new one ,  nor one that needs to be much discussed. The purpose is, and always was, to collect sufficient data (and not too much, ‘infobesity’ and ‘analysis paralysis’ are well-known pitfalls in that area) ...
UK Crown Commercial Service (CCS) - the government commercial arm - has confirmed that it plans to launch the third iteration of the Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) framework this year. The framework helps the public sector to find suppliers that can research, design, ...
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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 ...
In the UK, the House of Lords, Science and Technology Committee, is running an inquiry into off-site manufacturing for the construction industry. This involves the construction of components before they are brought together for final assembly at their destination. In looking ...
The UK Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed the move by the Cabinet Office to strengthen a Prompt Payment Code for SMEs. Since the collapse of Carillion, which left some small businesses going under and others at the mercy of late payers, the FSB has been calling ...
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 ...
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. ...
  • Joe, while I agree that your approach promises to find better opportunities to achieve results favorable to both parties, traditional win-lose negotiators still exist. How do you personally know when you need to shift to more traditional negotiation approaches, including BATNA ...

  • Excellent article ! Dear Joe, can I use your words (using a quote from you, of course, formula) in my own article or lectures ? Thank you in advance ! From a cynic to another one with cynicism ... what else can we done ? ------------------------------ Ovidiu Slimac President ...

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