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During my twenty something years in procurement line-management roles, I moved organisations five times and considered many more moves – and indeed failed to get numerous roles that I did apply for! I felt that there were four key factors …
We have some other written articles around the issues of lots and lotting (splitting up their contract requirements into smaller contracts), and the confusion in the UK around how far contracting authorities need to go in terms …
A Look at Why You Should Leave the Private Sector and Take a Job in Public Sector Procurement or Acquisition It’s no secret that private sector consulting is a lucrative field. For a lot of people in the …
According to the 2017 Benchmarking Public Procurement (BPP) report from the World Bank, governments all over the world are still struggling with transparency and efficiency in their public procurement. Each year, the World Bank compiles data …
As part of our study of public procurement workforce skills, Public Spend Forum interviewed 31 procurement leaders and asked them to rate the public procurement workforce’s proficiency in 12 core skills, based on their experiences and interactions. They were also …
Over the course of our study of public procurement skills, we talked with nearly 50 leaders in the public sector about what they thought the desired outcomes for public procurement—and the role of the procurement function within the larger organization—should be.
Nearly any expert you talk to in government procurement will tell you that the workforce needs more support and better training. But why? What makes the public procurement workforce so important to the work of government? In this excerpt from …
4 Tips to Help You Ace the Interview and Land Your Dream Job So, you’ve started the job hunt. Congratulations! But if you’re looking for your next job in the public sector, the ever-shifting political and economic …
Everything You Need to Successfully Navigate the Procurement Industry No matter what your sector or industry, procurement is procurement, right? Well, not quite. There are definitely some aspects of procurement that remain the same whether you’re …
New York Congresswoman Introduces the Surviving Spouse Contracting Preference Act Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) has introduced H.R.971, the Surviving Spouse Contracting Preference Act. The bill would amend the U.S. Code “to treat small businesses, owned by …