Covid-19: lessons from Italy on public-private healthcare procurement

14 May 2020
  An article from the collaboration between The European Sting with the World Economic Forum explains how the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the shortcomings of public-private healthcare procurement systems. This crisis presents an opportunity to learn and to reshape these...

Covid-19 spearheads digital transformation in the public sector

14 May 2020
The need for rapid response to the COVID-19 crisis has caused many departments to accelerate changes and deliver them in a matter of hours and days, which might have taken years to deliver in normal circumstances. During lockdown, when we have borne witness to an unprecedented surge in remote...

FDA Approved Suppliers of COVID-19 Testing Kits

12 May 2020
As the country continues to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, testing remains one of the keys to mitigating the virus and reopening the economy.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been rapidly reviewing and approving Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) in order to ensure adequate...

Drones and Associated Products and Services framework for the public sector

6 May 2020
The UK 100% publicly owned YPO has announced the launch of its new Drones and Associated Products and Services framework for the emergency service and the wider public sector. The first of its kind. Last year YPO was approached by the Home Office to discuss a gap in public procurement....

European regulators will not relax rules during coronavirus crisis

23 Apr 2020
Compliance Week writes that European businesses may be putting themselves at risk because they mistakenly believe regulators are prepared to loosen the rules, lower the compliance burden, and lessen enforcement so companies can operate more easily as the coronavirus pandemic lingers on. Three areas...

PSF CEO on NBC Washington Discusses Efforts to Combat COVID-19

21 Apr 2020
Public Spend Forum is directly supporting government professionals and healthcare workers to address critical shortages for ventilators, respirators, personal protective equipment (PPE) and more, by providing free data on suppliers and inventory on GovShop. Reporter Melissa Mollet from NBC...

EU, UK Guidance on Public Procurement Rules during COVID-19

17 Apr 2020
The European Commission has set out guidance that is relevant EU-wide and also in the UK during the Brexit transitional period (which runs to 31 December 2020) explaining the flexibility allowed under the rules in situations of procurement in extreme urgency. Purchases that are subject to public...