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Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

22 Mar 2019
DHS demonstrates how agencies can address fear of failure and enhance innovation efforts with cultural support, CenturyLink authorized to begin selling on GSA’s EIS contract, and GSA issues RFQ for new CoE acquisition model. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for March 22,...

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

22 Feb 2019
DHS issued an RFI seeking input from vendors that could assist in the planned IT modernization efforts under the agency’s EAGLE Next Generation Program, GSA provided an update on feedback it received from industry on e-commerce portal plans, and the government shutdown rippled through federal IT...

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

15 Feb 2019
Federal IT spending is projected to exceed $93B next year, TMF Board awarded funding for GSA’s cloud-based payroll system, and DoD is considering the recommendations of the Section 809 Commission. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for February 15, 2019.   Report: Federal...

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

8 Feb 2019
The DoD’s cloud strategy indicates opportunities for cloud service providers beyond the controversial JEDI contract and another major DHS contract is being recompeted through GSA. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for February 8, 2019. GSA Issues Draft RFQ for Potential...

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

1 Feb 2019
Federal contracting shops are preparing for an uptick in orders from agencies in the coming days as they get back up to speed following the shutdown, a new report shows federal IT contract spending reached $64B in FY2018, and updates on Oracle’s JEDI case. All this and more in Public Spend...

Europe

Troubled Interserve Awarded £660m in Contracts Prior To Collapse

21 Mar 2019
In the run up to its collapse, UK government key contractor was handed £660m worth of public contracts. “Rehana Azam, the national secretary of the GMB, said the Interserve case showed how ‘obsessed’ with outsourcing the government had become. ‘Awarding hundreds of millions in taxpayer...

More Reciprocity Called For in European Public Sector Contracts  

21 Mar 2019
New rules that would make it harder for Chinese companies to win public sector contracts in Europe are being called for by European heads of government. Draft conclusions, seen by POLITICO, calls on the EU to kickstart internal negotiations on a new law that would enforce “reciprocity” in...

Procurement Reforms Failed To Increase Contracts Going to Smaller Companies

21 Mar 2019
Despite procurement reforms, Scotland’s small companies have seen little impact on the number of public sector contracts they receive, a new report reveals. The report said: “While most parts of the public sector say supporting SMEs is a priority, there’s an absence of specific objectives,...

HSJ Partnership Award Winners Announced

21 Mar 2019
The 2019 HSJ Partnership Award recognises organisations for the outstanding work they are doing in partnership with the NHS. The winners have been announced and include PwC and North Bristol Trust, and Zilico Ltd and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. The awards are designed to...

Green Public Procurement Training Programme in 11 European Countries

21 Mar 2019
ICLEI Europe, on behalf of the European Commission, is coordinating training on Green Public Procurement (GPP) across eleven European countries, including Cyprus, Latvia, Portugal, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Estonia, and Lithuania. The objective of this programme is to support a...

International

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

22 Mar 2019
DHS demonstrates how agencies can address fear of failure and enhance innovation efforts with cultural support, CenturyLink authorized to begin selling on GSA’s EIS contract, and GSA issues RFQ for new CoE acquisition model. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for March 22,...

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index

7 Mar 2019
The Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, using a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of...

Outsourcing Playbook Published on Outsourcing Decisions and Contracting

21 Feb 2019
UK central Government has published an ‘Outsourcing Playbook’ to help improve government procurement, how government works with industry and deliver better public services. New measures include: “… changes to how government allocates risk between itself and its suppliers, to ensure...

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

15 Feb 2019
Federal IT spending is projected to exceed $93B next year, TMF Board awarded funding for GSA’s cloud-based payroll system, and DoD is considering the recommendations of the Section 809 Commission. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for February 15, 2019.   Report: Federal...