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DoD standing firmly in its second draft of JEDI cloud contract, DHS hires U.K. firm to tackle border security, and a look at San Francisco’s IT procurement chatbot. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for April 20, 2018. OMB, GSA Leaders Highlight TMB Framework’s ...
GSA showcases emerging tech working groups’ recent efforts, GAO to launch electronic bid protest docketing system in May, and a look at procurement hiring trends. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for April 13, 2018. GSA Emerging Tech Office Has Several Ongoing ...
A protester contending that the VA violated the “rule of two” by failing to set-aside a solicitation for SDVOSBs must present sufficient facts to indicate that the VA should have had a reasonable expectation of receiving two or more offers from SDVOSBs at fair and reasonable ...
The UK secretary of state for business has sought a series of binding commitments before he will authorise the proposed acquisition of GKN (part of the business supplies UK defence sector) by turnaround specialist Melrose, which is worth £8.1bn. The Engineer has been running ...
Congress mandated that government buyers be able to purchase common, off-the-shelf items from commercial online portals in the most recent National Defense Authorization Act. The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who are charged ...
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NS Tech publishes a weekly roundup of the top 10 (biggest) UK public sector IT tenders and awards. This week it announces that the top 10 tenders amount to more than £88m with the biggest being Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company’s £60m contract. It is looking for a strategic ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Scottish Business News Network reports this week that Aberdeen-based Procurement firm, Millstream, has been awarded a place on the Scottish Government’s and local authorities’ Supplier Development Programme (SDP) framework: an initiative that assists more Scottish SMEs ...
Albanian construction firm Alko-Impex has been disqualified from taking part in public procurement procedures for a period of between one and three years. The Public Procurement Agency made the decision following a fact check when the firm bid for a “cleaning and tree-planting” ...
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"A new business and trade platform designed to increase trade between the UK and the rest of the Commonwealth launched at the House of Commons recently. The Maritime Connects Initiative is a new initiative developed by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, in partnership ...
Entries are invited for this global award in contract management which recognises the personal initiative of an individual practitioner who has shown outstanding leadership or endeavor in the field of contract or commercial management. The IACCM Contracting Excellence Awards ...
Different local authorities and mayors all over the world commit to transparency, open governments and accountability to their citizens. Watch the video for International Anti-Corruption Day in the campaign for Commit 2 Transparency http://goo.gl/5R4aaw  #Europe #News ...
The divide in European university funding is getting wider, warns a new report by the European University Association. Many countries in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe are failing to repair cuts to public spending made since the financial crisis despite an economic recovery, ...
Global procurement intelligence advisory firm, SpendEdge, has launched its Waste Management Procurement market intelligence report. It aims to help buyers understand the current supply landscape of the facility management sector. It outlines the difficulties in identifying and ...