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Public Spend Forum is re-introducing our Global Leaders Exchange for Public Procurement meetings where leaders can engage with each other on pressing topics. Most recently, Raj Sharma invited Jack Pellegrino (Director, Department of Puchasing & Contracting, County of San Diego) …
A report published by The Oxford Commission on AI and Good Governance, led by the Oxford Internet Institute, which includes policy recommendations to improve AI procurement in the UK, has warned that “existing frameworks for procurement and implementation are no longer fit …
The UK Ministry of Defence’s contract tender for three new fleet auxiliaries was suspended last year over concerns from maritime unions and domestic shipbuilders about foreign bidders. The FSS project attracted interest from shipbuilders around the world but a review of …
A new software platform will help the Scottish Government focus on sustainability requirements during procurement to help kick-start the national economic recovery post-Covid-19. Scottish software consultancy Horisk Leslie Development will supply the new platform specifically developed for Scottish Procurement to help public sector …
The need for the public sector to embrace the cloud and other technologies has long been an issue. The public sector consists of vital organisations that are still hugely reliant on legacy solutions and processes, most of which are aware …
A recent UK survey by software company Thoughtworks covered a representative sample of 2,041 adults and showed that 63% cited tech and data factors required by the public sector to modernise. In addition, 18% believed the public sector would specifically …
A recent Science Magazine article discusses the radical shift in COVID-19 testing needed to reopen schools and businesses. While the country increased testing throughout the summer, we have not be able to mitigate spread effectively. “Diagnostics experts, public …
Attendees will develop a comprehensive understanding of the law, policy and guidance relevant to the DoD’s Other Transaction Authorities. From planning to market research, publication, solicitation, negotiation, award and administration; this session will go beyond the basics and discuss the …
An article in dronelife asks whether drones in ports and shipping are the next big market for the drone industry, as the UK’s Associated British Ports (ABP) moves from a drone pilot programme to drone operations. The ABP, PwC, Aerodyne …
MoD India has introduced a new procurement category – Buy (Global — Manufacture in India). This stipulates indigenisation of at least 50 percent of the contract value of a foreign purchase bought with the intention of subsequently building it in …