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When I was equally ambitious but somewhat younger one of my former employers supported my MBA. (That was during the Dotcom bubble with Internet still in its infancies). I recall one beer-night with fellow-students when we had a discussion on …
The IPSERA 2018 conference started during the festivities of the Greek National Independence Day. A sunny day in Athens, still a bit fresh but with spring in the air. That was a distinct and very welcome …
DHS issued an RFI seeking input from vendors that could assist in the planned IT modernization efforts under the agency’s EAGLE Next Generation Program, GSA provided an update on feedback it received from industry on e-commerce portal plans, …
Episode 14 of the Public Procurement Leaders Podcast – Sponsored by Ivalua Not everyone knows they want a career in public procurement, but we commonly hear how much people love it after they arrive. The same …
A new report – Government Global Trends 2019 – released by the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI), highlights a number of countries where data scores are being used to classify citizens and make decisions based on these groupings. Governments …
Architect’s Journal says the vast majority of architects can’t bid for public work and that something has to change. It states the UK’s public procurement system effectively excludes small practices and call on government to fix the problem. “Turnover thresholds …
The EU Court of Justice’s public procurement year of 2018 is remembered in an article by Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys, which outlines interesting judgements from the court. It summaries three judgements that it believes “are of great interest for future procurements.
UK central Government has published an ‘Outsourcing Playbook’ to help improve government procurement, how government works with industry and deliver better public services. New measures include: “… changes to how government allocates risk between itself and its suppliers, to ensure …
Independent spend management company, Jaggaer, and Promo PA Foundation, have released the results of a survey of public procurement across Italy. Based on 250 interviews with Italian public procurement organisations, it was designed to measure how digital purchasing has changed …
Nominees for the 2019 Smarter Working Awards organised by the UK Government Property Agency have been revealed. 12 government organisations are recognised for their achievements in driving smart working transformation across the civil service and wider public sector. The awards …