New Innovation Procurement Platform Launched!

23 May 2019
The Innovation Procurement Platform has had a face-lift giving it a new, more modern design to help encourage more innovation in the European public sector. It provides public procurers and policy-makers with a go-to place for all the latest news and resources on innovation procurement. Public...

New Guidance To Help Member States Run Joint Defence Procurements 

16 May 2019
The European Commission has published guidance on co-operative procurement within defence and security. It will help member states apply the Defence Procurement Directive consistently and make use of the co-operation possibilities it offers, facilitating their participation in collaborative...

Embedding Social Values in Government Procurement

16 May 2019
The UK Cabinet Office is in mid-consultation on its latest proposals to increase social value outcomes in public procurements. The opportunity to respond ends on June 10, 2019. We discuss the proposed draft evaluation criteria, issues in interpreting what the guidance means in practice and the...

EU Member States Unique Paths Into the Circular Economy

9 May 2019
The magazine for Europe’s plastic processors, eppm, writes that EU member states are gaining traction towards a waste-free economy. An overview for all EU member states reveals 28 different paths towards the circular economy with inspiring best practices. Their roadmaps include an accompanying...

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

19 Apr 2019
Judge lifts stay in JEDI protest, says award won’t come before July 19 and improving federal solicitations’ ‘scary low’ Section 508 accessibility compliance. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for April 19, 2019. New Proposed Schedule Forbids DOD from Awarding JEDI...