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Local Authorities (in the UK and elsewhere) will be looking to procure more waste and recycling services in the next few years as tighter regulations come into play. In the UK alone, DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural …
The World Economic Forum has issued guidelines to help governments procure artificial intelligence. They have been co-designed by WEF’s artificial intelligence and machine learning team and the UK government’s Office of AI along with Deloitte, Salesforce and Splunk. Government and …
Conducting market research can be a long and difficult process in certain cases, especially for complex items and services or items that you may have never purchased. Many government contracting professionals don’t know where to begin, or how …
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 …
How Agile project management practices can save the government contracting industry by allowing agencies to stay ahead of their problems We can feel it every time we respond to a 200 page RFP or insist contracts can accommodate …
Scotland Excel’s Academy has boosted its accredited courses for 2019 after increased demand for more leadership and management courses. The Academy’s Strategic Organisational Development Manager said the Academy was designed initially to train public procurement specialists but they soon realised the team …
Procure 2 Innovate Project (P2I) connects competence centres for innovation procurement across Europe. Newly created Procurement Transformation Institute (PTI) has interviewed Ingrid de Doncker, founder of PTI (Ireland), on the Irish context of Innovation procurement, the role of the newly established Institute …
ICLEI Europe, on behalf of the European Commission, is coordinating training on Green Public Procurement (GPP) across eleven European countries, including Cyprus, Latvia, Portugal, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Estonia, and Lithuania. The objective of this programme is to support a …
Spoiler alert: it’s all about preparation. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and will never achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’ – Dave Barry, …
Thornton & Lowe has been training organisations to bid for public sector (and private) contracts across the UK for 10 years. It supports over 400 tenders every year and boasts a 75% win rate, with 90% of those in …