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One of the topics that came up at the recent Public Spend Forum Europe Exchange kick-off meeting was attitudes towards risk amongst the public sector procurement community. Our senior group, from across many different parts of the public sector, discussed …
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)—a federal contractor association—has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to stop the implementation of President Barack Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order, which is …
The European Commission has announced that its Buying Green! Handbook has now been fully translated and is available in all 23 EU languages. So if you want to read all about green procurement and sustainability issues in Swedish or Hungarian, …
Last week, we held the kick-off meeting for the Public Spend Forum Best Practices Exchange in the UK. The Exchange has been a feature of the Public Spend Forum program in the USA for a year or more now, one …
We have a new research paper available for download – “Contingent Labour Review: Key Procurement Priorities – Setting the scene for change”. This is a paper where the word “research” really means something. It wasn’t just our …
In some ways, the story of Sevie Sarabia (above, right) and Jesse Longoria is unfortunately not unique. Both served in the military, both fought in Iraq. And both also saw how the military supply chain—the way they and their fellow soldiers …
Several years ago, while I was an active duty Air Force acquisition officer, I received a call from a buddy who worked at a large defense contractor (which shall remain nameless). He explained that he was part of a business …
Recently, the Professional Services Council (PSC) raised the alarm about two provisions that were being bandied about to include in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the big defense spending bill that tows along dozens …
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 …