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GSA works through details for its planned eCommerce platform and recently launched a new interactive cloud adoption site. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for May 24, 2019.
The Public Procurement Authority of Hungary has organised an international conference on “Challenges in Sustainable Public Procurements.” To consider the importance of international knowledge sharing, the representatives of the V4 countries, as well as international public procurement experts, acknowledged university …
GovInsider has conducted an interview with Warren Smith, Head of the Global Digital Marketplace Programme UK about why public procurement is in desperate need of reform. With trillions of dollars at stake, contracts, it says, are the number one corruption …
A new report, ‘Front and Centre: Putting Social Value at the Heart of Inclusive Growth,’ launched by Social Enterprise UK, has found that local councils are increasingly using procurement as a way to drive higher economic growth – says Infrastructure Intelligence.
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 …
The UK Government has now implemented the EU Directive on electronic invoicing in public procurement through The Public Procurement Regulations 2019. Contracting authorities and other contracting entities (utilities) are now required to receive and process supplier invoices that comply with …
More emphasis should be made on the whole-life benefits of major infrastructure projects than cost, says a new Institute for Civil Engineers (ICE) policy report. The report looks at how the built environment sector can reduce the gap between cost estimates …
The UK Home Office has just published its “Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: Final Report.” The construction industry, having been highlighted by the National Crime Agency as one of the most common sectors for labour exploitation in …
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is facing criticism over the way it is procuring new ships to back up the Royal Navy’s giant aircraft carriers (and in its invitation to foreign firms to bid for a contract to build …
We live in a world of missed connections – and Government Contracting (GovCon) is no exception to this phenomenon. It is no secret that the Federal Government and the GovCon Industrial Base are consistently speaking a different language, and our …