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6 Guidelines For Drone Acquisition

Drones have many potential and diverse applications for government, but with the technological and regulatory environment quickly evolving, purchasing them presents different procurement challenges.

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Fair Trade Trousers And ESL Developments In German Public Procurement

This article talks about the ability of contracting authorities in Europe to use ESL (environmental, social and labour) criteria in supplier selection decisions.

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Procuring Innovation In The Back Office

For the procurement function, becoming a Center of Innovation is about more than digitizing existing processes. It’s about fundamentally rethinking the way government acquires goods and services.

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The General Services Administration (GSA) posted detailed data on how the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract might be divvied up. The newly released information includes coverage details for the 932 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA) in the U.S. for ...
After almost a year of no updates, the Government Services Administration asked vendors bidding on Alliant 2, the $65 billion multiple award IT services governmentwide acquisition contract, to guarantee their bids through  Dec. 31 . And while a lot of the federal technology ...
The Heritage Foundation is recommending that hundreds of thousands of federal jobs be replaced by automation as part of a larger government reorganization strategy. Referencing research on the possible impacts of automation on the United Kingdom's civil service, the foundation's ...
Department of Defense (DOD) officials hope the use of Common Access Cards (CAC) is coming to an end as they continue to test new identity management solutions. Col. Tom Clancy, identity and asset management lead in the DOD CIO's office, said "DOD is piloting vendor products that ...
Budget experts say federal contractors should be prepared for a possible government shutdown on  Oct. 1 . Since this happened in 2013, contracting officers may be better equipped to answer questions about agencies’ shutdown preparations and how they’ll implement guidance ...
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Slovakia’s Prime Minister announced this week he will replace the Education Minister (SNS coalition) for allegedly mismanaging EU subsidies in his department (the row is over €300 million in EU subsidies). “Slovak media have reported that the ministry chose several companies ...
Some European Commissioners’ travel expenses have been analysed by Belgian magazine Knack and the findings were published recently. It discovers that in the first two months of 2016, for example, almost €500,000 was spent on 261 official trips. While some tallies show that ...
The European Commission announced this week it is opening up a public consultation on how to improve the food supply chain. The European agricultural sector has become increasingly integrated into global markets, and, while this has created important business opportunities, it ...
A heads-up for our readers that the competition is now open for manufacturers to submit their bids to supply 80 new trams for the city of Milan. The public transport operator, ATM, is offering a six-year contract, with an initial order for 30 trams . The total contract value ...
The UK Government Digital Service is looking for a new approach to the procurement and contracting of digital and technology services in central government. The aim is to remove as much ‘friction’ as possible from the process and attract suppliers with the right products, skills ...
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On Monday May, 15, the Finance Minister of South Africa Malusi Gigaba announced, in a speech to the Black Business Council , that the country’s National Treasury would use its 500 billion rand ($40 billion) annual procurement budget to spur economic development and pursue ...
According to the 2017 Benchmarking Public Procurement (BPP) report from the World Bank , governments all over the world are still struggling with transparency and efficiency in their public procurement. Each year, the World Bank compiles data from 123 countries to assess the ...
A recent report from the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) in the state of Victoria, Australia, highlights a pretty incredible story of wasted public money, bad practice and outright corruption. We dont often feature stories from that part of the world, but this ...
We found an excellent article here on the foreignpolicy.com website by Elisabeth Braw, looking at the issues around countries sharing military procurement. It is both interesting to the casual reader and informative, and raises some interesting procurement issues that go beyond ...
Every year the World Bank benchmarks the regulatory environments in 77 economies the world over, assessing their impact on the public procurement process. The benchmarking essentially cuts across two lines: The procurement lifecycle (how well the contract lifecycle from bid preparation ...