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We all know the problems and the challenges in government grab all of the headlines, but we also know there is an untold number of untold stories of people in the government doing great work to make the government work …
A recent court case in the UK is likely to become a much-quoted example of case law for public procurement legal challenges by unsuccessful bidders. The NDA case (click link to get the full judgement) involves …
We have published a couple of articles recently covering some of the issues around “lots and lotting” and how they apply to public procurement. Here, we looked at the confusion in the EU regulations over the …
Running a workshop last week with around 30 public sector managers, we got into an interesting discussion about the EU procurement directives and the approach to “lots”. That was surprising perhaps, as few of the group were procurement experts, but …
It is not long ago that the introduction of e-procurement in Kenya was being hailed as a big success. Like many other countries in Africa and indeed other parts of the world, corruption has been a major problem in public …
This is a legacy piece form our archives A recent procurement challenge led to a subsequent fascinating legal case in the UK. The case looks set to go down as a landmark case in terms of public procurement regulations …
Understanding What the 2014 EU Procurement Directive Means for You Part of the reason that procurement is such a complex field is that the rules and directives that control it are always evolving. To those of …
Having done procurement benchmarking for over a decade, including public sector organizations, I don’t typically get surprised by seeing procurement under-performance. You’d be amazed at how bad some firms are—and I even know a few well-known retail brand names that …
Public organizations are under persistent pressure to analyze—and justify—how they spend their money with suppliers, a pressure that often gets passed down to contractors. Visibility and transparency into how the government spends money is vital to improving government acquisition, but …
As a son of an Australian immigrant, one of my father’s most prized possessions—and yet one which my mom kept hidden in a guest room until the past few years as we have dealt with his Alzheimer’s—is a set of two lithograph prints my grandmother brought with them when she and my father immigrated from Sydney, Australia to Amarillo, Texas after World War II. The prints are historical, daily life depictions of Aboriginal culture. This unease of how to deal with the Aboriginal works in our own family is somewhat metaphorical for the social, economic, and cultural problems Australia as a country has had in dealing with this group of over half a million people—now also commonly referred to as the “First Australians” or “Indigenous Australians.”