Content for #Public Procurement Measurement

A new report ‘Government outsourcing: what has worked and what needs reform?’ says that consecutive governments have overstated the benefits of outsourcing. Senior politicians regularly claim outsourcing can still deliver 20%–30% savings but there is no evidence to support this.
TheyBuyForYou.eu is a three-year initiative with researchers, innovators and public administrations from five European countries. With funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, it aims to deliver tools, alongside enabling technologies and data, to make procurement across …
The ‘TheyBuyForYou’ project brings together researchers, innovators and public administrations from five European countries who are working on guidelines for procurement data visualisation. An international research team with open data specialists from the University of Southampton have integrated tender and …
Public sector procurement – we’re speaking generally and specifically in the UK (because that’s where our experience lies) – is difficult to measure in terms of success, or even effectiveness. Why is that? According to an article by Peter …
A study by E3M, an initiative developed and managed by Social Business International, surveyed, via Pollster YouGov, 2,062 UK adults from among the general public about their attitudes towards public service delivery. 84% of respondents were aware that public bodies such …
At a UK Future Farmers seminar recently, the NFU president said: “There has got to be a complete review of the competition framework. It has to be done by the Treasury, it has to be serious and it has to …
The European Commission has this week published its latest newsletter containing news on green public procurement (GPP). It includes items on the Big Buyers Initiative: public authorities joining forces for strategic procurement; a new tool to calculate the full Life-Cycle …
Boris Johnson – the UK PM front runner – said of Procurement that: “… he wanted to change public procurement rules which could see UK companies favoured when bidding for billions of pounds worth of Government work.” The very knowledgeable …
“Public procurement has emerged as a pioneering frontier for provision of jobs and opportunities, especially for women and other marginalised groups at most risk of exclusion from social and economic growth. Cities such as Amsterdam deliberately use public procurement to …
New data from a survey of all the completed pre-commercial procurements (PCPs) funded by the EU’s research and innovation programme 7 show longer-term impact on the commercialisation success rate of companies and the modernisation of public services. Read also how …