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This caught our eye the other day. A useful global supply chain map that shows where the EU has trade agreements, by colour coding, and what kind of agreements they are. Supply Chain Movement with Amber Road has put together this map, in fact the whole website is worth a visit ...
An announcement was made recently at the Global Climate Action Summit: Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor of Tshwane (South Africa) has been announced as the new chair of the Global Lead Cities Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN) - a group of 14 cities from around the globe ...
TI has launched its latest report rating 40 countries that are signatories to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention on how actively they fulfil their obligation to investigate, prosecute and punish companies who bribe officials in foreign countries. Exporting Corruption reveals that ...
The European Commission is organising a conference to discuss the digital transformation of public procurement, which is says will “bring huge changes to the sector, but it also offers increased competitiveness of our economies. It will improve the efficiency of public services ...
UK government is considering introduction new laws to give small businesses more access to the finance they need to succeed. The laws are aimed at helping secure small businesses against unfair contracts that stop them raising money from unpaid invoices. Currently a small supplier’s ...
The 2018 Procura+ Awards ceremony will soon be kicking off in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Oct 3-5, as part of the 2018 EcoProcura Conference (still time to register your attendance). The awards, which recognise Sustainable Procurement, Innovation Procurement, and Procurement ...
There was a very good article this week on RailEngineer titled “Signalling procurement enters the Digital Age.” It’s an interesting read because, while it is an industry-specific subject, it is relevant to other industries, highlighting that as businesses embrace the digital ...
Last week Amazon B2B announced its first large UK public sector contract since its launch in the UK last year worth £600m, supplying the county of Yorkshire's schools, social services and emergency services. The deal is with Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation in the shape of a ...

Perspectives and Insights

Five Alternative Approaches To Lots And Lotting For Contracts

We provide five approaches to lots for contracts in public procurement.
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Collaborative Procurement in the Public Sector – Five Benefits and Five Negatives

The five benefits and negatives of the trend toward collaborative procurement and purchasing in the public sector.
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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

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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Guide For Public Authorities On The Procurement Of Innovation

The Procurement of Innovation Platform aims to make public procurement of innovation a widespread reality in Europe.
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Evaluation In Procurement – Why The Moderation Process Is Important

We offer five important tips on how to moderating the scores of bid evaluators.
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