SPP Tender Models – Good Practice Examples Published

3 May 2018
Last week we mentioned the SPP Regions success story on its CO2 emissions project, which involved the collaboration of 31 contracting authorities carrying out 40 eco-innovative tenders. The organisation has now published 40 good practice examples (or tender models) on the range of product and...

Recorded Webinar: How to Buy Drones

8 Nov 2017
If you are curious about how drones are used in the public sector and want to learn how to buy them, then this pre-recorded webinar will get you on the right track. Drones are doing amazing work in the public sector, from creating 3D models of large mountains to helping in disaster recovery and...

Webinar Recording: Modernizing IT Through Agile Share-in-Savings Contracts

30 Oct 2017
To watch the full video, scroll down!Governments at all levels are grappling with the need to invest in new technologies and modernize their legacy systems. But lack of resources and capital investment dollars can often prevent that from happening. Vendors are ready to take risks and put more...

Strategies for Procurement Success

7 Sep 2017
Government Technology provides examples on how to find procurement success at federal and local levels by examining models that other jurisdictions have explored. Taking direction from industry leaders, this article describes a current state where agencies are historically reluctant to adopt...

The Sunk Cost Fallacy in Government Projects

9 Aug 2017
It is not unusual to find examples of the “sunk cost” fallacy in government procurement projects. That fallacy relates to our feeling that how much money (or time, or effort) we have already invested in a project or activity then plays a role in deciding whether to continue with it and invest...

The Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Category Management

9 Aug 2017
In the never-ending quest to deliver more value, procurement organizations are trying to squeeze more savings and innovation out of spend categories. But, eventually the well starts to run dry, and when that happens, you need to either get more out of that well (fracking for spend savings,...