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ICLEI has a couple of opportunities to help buyers engage with suppliers and other public authorities across Europe to discover and shape new innovative solutions for their procurement needs. It helps link up procurement plans and requirements with funded projects …
The Caribbean Hurricane season started on 1st June, so it is now officially under way. A normal season is expected this year, which means 9 to 15 named storms, including 4 to 8 hurricanes, and 2 to 4 reaching category …
These seven competency areas will take your procurement organization to the next level Government procurement requires a good deal of knowledge. From government specific requirements to understanding the purchasing process, there are a lot of …
Italy has launched a new three-year plan – Agid – which puts public e-procurement in a key position. The Plan for innovation of public services contains new measures including a shift towards the adoption of emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence …
Peter Smith reflects on the complexity of hiring a CCO for the NHS. Last Autumn, the biggest procurement (commercial) role in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) was advertised. Without going into a lot of arcane detail, two huge governance …
Lexology outlines what an EU departure will mean for the UK without an exit deal. A range of outcomes remains possible, it says, and it is important for businesses to plan. It looks at the potential impact of a no-deal …
At the Startup Europe Summit, Allied for Startups worked with founders and startup community leaders across Europe to draft 11 actionable recommendations on what the next European Commission, Parliament and Council can do to improve policy making for startups in …
Following the UK Government’s published guide, the Outsourcing Playbook, party-independent think tank, Reform, says expertise in procurement should be improved with more training for those tasked with doing deals often involving very large amounts of taxpayers’ money – rather than …
Registration for the ‘Circular Cities – Innovating to tackle plastic waste’ event at Scotland House (Brussels) on 16 May is now open. The conference is during #EUGreenWeek. Join others from EU institutions, cities, industry, civil society, academia and H2020 stakeholders for …
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 …