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European Public Procurement Newswire — 11/4/16

Nov 3, 2016
This is our weekly European public procurement news roundup. We will be bringing you recent public sector stories and information from around Europe’s news portals, reporting on how more than a trillion Euros of taxpayer money is being spent. This will become part of a future initiative to...

Australia Seeks to Use Procurement to Empower Aboriginal Australians

May 4, 2015
As a son of an Australian immigrant, one of my father’s most prized possessions—and yet one which my mom kept hidden in a guest room until the past few years as we have dealt with his Alzheimer’s—is a set of two lithograph prints my grandmother brought with them when she and my father...

UK Home Office re-commits to AWS with £100m public cloud services deal

The Register reports that the UK Home Office has renewed a contract worth up to £100m with Amazon Web Services for a public cloud hosting agreement for four years. (The Home Office can spend up to that amount.) It also reveals that AWS reach into the public sector “has been helped by the...

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

DHS is seeking tech proposals from small businesses, industry leaders provide bold predictions for federal tech this year, and GSA plans to launch a pilot program to collect data and identify best practices from multiple e-commerce providers. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s first weekly...

TI on the IMF and Anti-Corruption

The International Monetary Fund’s April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is out and focuses on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption. Corruption, which they describe as ‘the abuse of public office for private gain’ weakens key functions of...

Contracting Authorities Post Brexit with No Deal

Lexology outlines what an EU departure will mean for the UK without an exit deal. A range of outcomes remains possible, it says, and it is important for businesses to plan. It looks at the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on public sector procurement law and explains how UK contracting...

Webinar on Delivering Better Energy Procurement for the NHS

‘The right medicine – reducing cost and carbon in the NHS’ is a live webinar on Thursday 16th May at 11am. Hosted by Inenco it will discuss how a better approach to energy management can help NHS organisations to deliver the Ten Point Efficiency Plan. Among other topics, industry experts will...

Disaster Recovery as a Service Report

Market intelligence firm SpendEdge has released a report on ‘Disaster Recovery as a Service’ covering market intelligence, procurement research, supply market forecasts, cost drivers, trends, and category management insights. Disaster recovery is relevant to all business but especially the...

More Protection for Whistle-Blowers on Breaches of EU Law

MEPs have approved new rules to strengthen the protection of whistle-blowers across the EU. The rules are intended to protect and encourage reporting of breaches of EU law, give whistle-blowers the choice of reporting either internally or externally, and safeguard them against reprisals from...

Tackling UK Modern Slavery – Dun & Bradstreet

The National Crime Agency revealed a 10-fold increase in the number of suspected modern slavery cases in 2018 across UK local authorities. The EU is actively pursuing policies to ensure better procurement decisions are made by businesses and the European Parliament is looking at EU-level rules on...

Scotland – Radical Changes to Local Government Funding Called For

“PFI contracts should be taken over by the Treasury as part of radical changes to local government funding,” according to a new report from Unison Scotland and the Jimmy Reid Foundation calling for a ‘fundamental review’ of local government funding to examine new and alternative sources...

Sweden’s Public Pension Fund Pot Stock!

Top Canadian marijuana stocks are being traded on the New York Stock Exchange and Sweden’s government-run AP7 pension fund first bought shares in Aurora Cannabis and Canopy Growth in 2018 – since then the ‘pot’ has soured. Why has Sweden’s government bought stock in Aurora Cannabis and...