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Broadly speaking, this report from CIPS Australasia and The Hackett Group provides a detailed perspective on aligning procurement capabilities with desired outcomes. More specifically, the report provides detailed perspectives on the differences between the elements of procurement value, performance, and …
The National Public Procurement Policy Unit of Ireland provides an example of the criticality of procurement planning at the heart of public organization planning. Many procurement leaders emphasize that the role of procurement include strategic planning in collaboration with internal …
I have been interested in the question of getting successful commercial companies, especially tech companies, to sell to the government from the time I was in government myself as administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, now almost 25 …
At the April 2017 PSF Global Leaders Exchange meeting, Tania Ghossein, Program Coordinator, presented and facilitated the discussion on the World Bank’s Benchmarking Public Procurement (BPP) 2017 report.  The BPP report presents global data and analysis on legal and regulatory …
At the April 2017 Global Leaders Exchange meeting, Ash Bedi of Public Spend Forum presented and facilitated the discussion to solicit feedback on a new public procurement metrics framework, based on the global study led by Public Spend Forum and …
Last Wednesday we attended Procurement Week at London Docklands’ The Crystal – amazing views of the Emirates Cable Cars across the Thames. This conference is one of a kind in that it spans three days, is truly international, attracting delegates …
We threatened recently to run a series on buying professional services in the context of public sector organisations and buyers. That came about in part through a report that identified spend by central government in the UK on consultants was …
Within private sector procurement, there are a number of advanced technologies that are beginning to reshape how we think about the role of “buying.” Perhaps the best place to start is in the world of sourcing itself. When I first …
The Keys to Value and Success in the Public Sector Working within the public sector has its challenges. All too often, the entire public sector market—buyers and suppliers alike—is subjected to arbitrary policies drafted by groups that have …
Will Trump Step in Between Palantir and the Pentagon? Fortune Magazine reports on the tension between Silicon Valley company Palantir and the Department of Defense (DoD). The DoD is looking to update its Distributed Common Ground …