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This week three Government ministers begin a two-day trade and investment mission to Dublin, Limerick and Sligo. They are the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, the Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, ...
FM Global’s Supply Chain Resilience Index 2018 is out. This is an annual ranking of 130 countries and territories by the resilience of their business environments. It is an online, interactive resource to give global business leaders, private and public, the intelligence with ...
An article we found this week that we think is worthy of your attention is by Omar Salaymeh and appears on Purchasing B2B , in which he claims “… 'free' platforms affect process openness and the ability to keep pace with innovation.” In the case of free procurement software, ...
We read with interest ‘The Case for Plain-Language Contracts’ in the Harvard Business Review by Shawn Burton – and thanks to Hal Good for highlighting it on LinkedIn. In it the author lays down plainly and simply why out-dated, ‘ jargonese ’-style contracts are – or should ...
UK Transport secretary informed Parliament this week that he will terminate the Virgin Trains East Coast contract and bring the line back under government control. Renationalisation of the line has been under consideration for some time, and an option of a not-for-profit deal ...
Last month the German National IT Planning Council decided to mandate use of the PEPPOL eDelivery Network as the web service for e-invoices to public authorities in Germany. The timeline for implementation by federal, regional and local authorities will be decided in October. ...
According to responses to Freedom of Information requests from The Register , and open data from the government’s cloud computing G-Cloud digital marketplace, spending on Cloud services is slowing for certain UK government departments, agencies and local authorities. According ...
The UK government has announced a competition for tech firms to come up with innovations that will improve public services, writes Computer Weekly, encouraging better use of technology in the public sector, and connecting tech suppliers to potential customers in government. The ...

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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