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ProcurCompEU is a tool designed by the European Commission to support the professionalisation of public procurement. By defining 30 key competences, it provides a common reference for public procurement professionals in the European Union and beyond. It recognises and supports public procurement …
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced many unprecedented challenges in the public procurement space throughout 2020. Despite these difficulties, Public Spend Forum continued to provide quality learning content in the public procurement space, summarized through this reading list for …
The spread of the novel coronavirus in 2020 has proved to be a complex and costly issue for many areas of the public sector. Despite the challenges of 2020, Public Spend Forum continued to provide quality learning content …
For a number of decades many parts of the public sector were encouraged to outsource their IT services to third parties. As a result, many of these departments are largely beholden to outsourcers for the delivery of many of their …
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 …
Every activity a contracting professional does impacts the outcome they achieve, and some are more important than others. If you mail in the price estimate, you can make up for it during the evaluation. But if you skimp …
Alongside the Scottish Government’s Supplier Development Programme (SDP), Moray Council’s procurement team has been holding training workshops to help local businesses secure more public sector contracts. A diverse set of businesses have attended, who said in a post-event survey that …
Conducting market research and gathering market intelligence is a critical part of any acquisition and procurement process. It can also take a good amount of time that most procurement professionals don’t have, given the other demands of the acquisition lifecycle.
Let’s say you’re a government contracting professional with an opportunity to step outside the ordinary and try one of the innovative acquisition methods to procure emerging technologies.  You and your customer are excited about introducing emerging …
Close more deals. It’s what everyone wants, but how to do it? For startups and small businesses seeking a foothold in the government market, this series teaches you how to put your company in the best possible position to be …