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The “procurement guys” of the future probably won’t recognize the term. And they certainly won’t have the word “procurement” in their job titles. They won’t work in in a stand-alone department at some distance from customers, taxpayers or decision-makers. They won’t have their ...
When I went out for pizza with my family the other night, the only number that mattered to me when I got the check was the bottom-line price. It didn’t matter to me what the price for each pizza or each lemonade was, as long as the total price was within my budget. For an a ...
Hosted by The World Bank, the Fourth Colloquium on Suspension and Debarment taking place on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 , showcases recent developments in suspension and debarment systems worldwide, examining the various uses of suspension and debarment in the procurement and ...
“Buzzword: an important-sounding usually technical word or phrase often of little meaning used chiefly to impress laymen.”  From the Merriam-Webster dictionary. For anyone interested in procurement, and in procurement technology, in particular, it is practically impossible ...
Mutated digital dragons?   (Check the British Library website for the 15th century originals!) Tax evasion, delayed trains & untidy death seem to be parts of our daily lives. But what about the digitalisation dragons? Will they wipe away B2B sales and procurement ...
The latest excuse for Americans to divide themselves into warring camps is over the fate of Confederate Civil War monuments. One camp says these are offensive lionizations of slaveholders, while the other says they are part of our heritage and that taking them down disrespects ...
To some extent, blockchain technology is a little bit like an iceberg. What you see is just one tiny fraction of what is hidden beneath the surface. Most people have heard of the blockchain in connection with digital currencies, such as Bitcoin. As a result of this association, ...
Over the years, we have seen a lot of procurement ethical policies that were not fit for purpose, in both private firms and government bodies. So we thought it was worth sharing a few of the common problems that we’ve seen with such statements and policies, and suggest ways to ...

Perspectives and Insights

Why Don't Small Businesses Sell To The Government?

Former White House procurement policy chief Steve Kelman dives into the details.
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Wrongheaded Push For Government Contracts Transparency

This new act will do nothing to improve value for taxpayers by reducing competition and raising costs.
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10 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Professional Buying Organisations (PBOs)

Think you know about PBOs and what they do in the procurement process? Here are ten interesting facts.
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Policies and Regulations

President Trump Revokes Entirety Of Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order

Trump's revocation of Obama's controversial order impacts paycheck transparency rule, as well.
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Claiming Damages Resulting From An Unfavorable CPARS Rating

Firms may have a new weapon against unfair, biased, or inaccurate past performance reviews.
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Procurement Challenge – UK Government Pays Out £100 Million

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the UK has not appealed a challenge and must now pay out £100 Million.
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