Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

22 Mar 2019
DHS demonstrates how agencies can address fear of failure and enhance innovation efforts with cultural support, CenturyLink authorized to begin selling on GSA’s EIS contract, and GSA issues RFQ for new CoE acquisition model. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for March 22,...

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index

7 Mar 2019
The Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, using a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of...

Outsourcing Playbook Published on Outsourcing Decisions and Contracting

21 Feb 2019
UK central Government has published an ‘Outsourcing Playbook’ to help improve government procurement, how government works with industry and deliver better public services. New measures include: “… changes to how government allocates risk between itself and its suppliers, to ensure...

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

15 Feb 2019
Federal IT spending is projected to exceed $93B next year, TMF Board awarded funding for GSA’s cloud-based payroll system, and DoD is considering the recommendations of the Section 809 Commission. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for February 15, 2019.   Report: Federal...

Brexit Ferry Contract Latest – Award, Challenges and Dissension

11 Jan 2019
Following the award of the Seaborne Freight ferry contract in the event of a no-deal Brexit, read more here, Supply Management reported recently that ‘Scottish MEP Alyn Smith (SNP) has written to the EC requesting an investigation into the procurement process that led the UK government to...

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

11 Jan 2019
While the military’s budget may be funded, other federal agencies are running late with payments to defense firms, an audit shows that a statewide system could have saved Oregon more than $1 billion over the last two years, and  HHS is standing up an AI contract other agencies can use. All this...

North America and Europe Included in Top Performers in Anti-Corruption Efforts

10 Jan 2019
A new EcoVadis study, “The Fight Against Corruption: Insights Into Ethical Performance in Global Supply Chains,” considers issues around corruption, such as abuse of power, bribery, conflict of interest, fraud and money laundering, and how prepared companies are to address it. The report...