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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 …
The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN on SP), is a group of 14 cities that have come together to accelerate the implementation of sustainable procurement worldwide through: setting ambitious, quantified targets on sustainable procurement, reporting on their …
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 …
More emphasis should be made on the whole-life benefits of major infrastructure projects than cost, says a new Institute for Civil Engineers (ICE) policy report. The report looks at how the built environment sector can reduce the gap between cost estimates …
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 …
Government News has published an article by Basware, procurement experts in the public space. Basware explains the significant financial implications of maverick spend and the importance of 100% spend visibility and how to get there. It covers how leveraging advanced …