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A recent UK Highways/ FiTZ INDEX survey has revealed that the majority of respondents (54.3%) disagreed or strongly disagreed that ‘procurement in the highways sector is fair for non-Tier One suppliers and for new entrants.’ It paints a worrying picture of the nature of procurement ...
A Let’s Stop Corruption Foundation think tank pointed out a non-transparent procurement in the Slovakian ministry’s St Michal Hospital. It involved a tender for the purchase of the complex medical equipment and for catering for patients and employees. The Public Procurement Office ...
Public Spend Forum runs a series of best practice public procurement webinars which explore how procurement professionals can and are using technology, leaner processes and smarter ways of working to deliver more value to their customers. The next one focuses on two case studies ...
The Construction Leadership Council warns that lack of cohesive approach is costing the construction industry billions a year. The latest government-commissioned report says an overhaul of procurement practices could save the construction sector £15bn a year. It provides recommendations ...
The English county of Cornwall has begun the procurement process for a new 10-year waste management contract worth £20 million a year – this is one of the country’s largest waste-collection contracts. The contract will begin in April 2020, following the termination of the current ...
The United Nations published last week (June 21, 2018) its year-end spending report. The overall UN organisations’ procurement volume increased for a sixth consecutive year, reaching $18.6 billion in 2017 – an increase of 5.1 percent or $910 million compared to 2016. The increase ...
The WTO Agreement on Government Procurement is a multilateral treaty with a limited number of participants and regulates the procurement of goods and services for public use. The United States, the EU, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, Singapore, Moldova, Canada, Norway have unilaterally ...
The CBI (Confederation of British Industry) has just released a report into public sector procurement, its contribution to growth, prosperity, welfare and the economy, and considers the contribution that private businesses are making, and would like to make, towards that. Founded ...

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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