Governments Buying AI Intelligently – New Guidelines

2 Oct 2019
The World Economic Forum has issued guidelines to help governments procure artificial intelligence. They have been co-designed by WEF’s artificial intelligence and machine learning team and the UK government’s Office of AI along with Deloitte, Salesforce and Splunk. Government and private...

Opportunities for the UK Government’s new innovation framework, Spark

26 Sep 2019
As part of the UK government ‘Technology Innovation Strategy,’ the government has also launched Spark, a marketplace for technology innovation which sets out a new unified approach to digitisation in the public sector. It is a dynamic purchasing system that will allow the public sector to find...

Government Outsourcing – what works and what doesn’t

26 Sep 2019
A new report ‘Government outsourcing: what has worked and what needs reform?’ says that consecutive governments have overstated the benefits of outsourcing. Senior politicians regularly claim outsourcing can still deliver 20%–30% savings but there is no evidence to support this. It explains...

Sustainable Urban Integrated Transport Systems Initiative

12 Sep 2019
A four-year research and innovation action project is under way to develop and implement sustainable, inclusive and accessible transport strategies. Sustainable Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable tools for Small to Medium local authorities, is a research and innovation initiative...

EU Defence Joint Procurement

12 Sep 2019
The European Commission president has said that the EU should do more foreign policy by majority rather than unanimity, and that the EU’s defence union project will have its own offices and staff in Brussels. A new directorate general [DG] for defence industry and space will speed up work on...

Key to Understanding the Public Procurement Process and Compete for Projects

5 Sep 2019
Market intelligence solutions provider SpendEdge has recently published an article for any firm wanting to better understand the public procurement process when competing for work. It highlights six key steps to follow including: requirement identification, scope of the procurement, determining the...