CIPS and ITN Productions launch ‘Supply, Support and Sustain’

Jul 9, 2020
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and ITN Productions are co-creating a unique news-style content series ‘Supply, Support and Sustain,’ exploring the challenges, opportunities and innovations taking place in the changing landscape of the global procurement and supply...

Digital transformation: Working with Government procurement frameworks

Jul 2, 2020
Working with, not against, UK Government frameworks to better support digital transformation is the topic of this discussion. The UK Government framework for procuring cloud computing services, G-Cloud, has evolved significantly since its first release in 2012, but it is still an onerous task for...

Review reveals local government procurement fraud risk

Jul 2, 2020
A government report has stressed the importance of best practice in reducing fraud, particularly at a time of heightened council activity and less stringent controls in operation. The UK Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has just published a report on the risks of...

An SME guide to securing government contracts

Jul 2, 2020
Working with the government can be lucrative for SMEs, but ecuring government contracts still isn’t easy, despite the UK government’s policy to award contracts as often as possible to smaller businesses. It has stated an aim to reach 33% of all procurement going to SMEs by 2022. Businesses...

Data Shows Significant Drop in Government IT Services Spending Post COVID-19

Jun 26, 2020
Federal and central governments across the globe have shifted spending priorities to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, with notable declines in IT spending worldwide, according to a new report. The report notes the COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes for every sector but argues “the health crisis is...

Making socially responsible public procurement work

Jun 26, 2020
Socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) is about achieving positive social outcomes in public contracts. Procurement affects a large number of people, whether as users of public services, those involved in production and delivery, or staff of the buying organisation. Beyond those directly...

Exploring blockchain-based public procurement to reduce corruption

Jun 18, 2020
In partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Office of the Inspector General of Colombia (Procuraduría General de Colombia), the World Economic Forum has led a multi-stakeholder team to investigate, design and trial the use of blockchain technology for corruption-prone...

Geospatial Commission plans UK national location data framework

Jun 18, 2020
The Geospatial Commission, a body within the UK Cabinet Office, is planning to develop a national location data framework to support future technologies by 2025, UK Authority reports. It chair, Sir Andrew Dilnot, said: “Location data already has a significant impact on our lives. Better location...