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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

Google drops plans to compete for JEDI while IBM recently submitted a bid protest over the $10 billion cloud contract and HHS experiments with blockchain to transform acquisition. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for October 12, 2018. IBM Protesting Pentagon’s JEDI...

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UK Department for Work and Pensions Is ‘Overall Winner’ of CIPS Supply Management Awards

On October 10 the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions claimed the 2018 CIPS Supply Management Awards Europe ultimate accolade, taking the star prize of overall winner. Networked source-to-pay solutions, e-invoicing and innovative financing services global provider Basware was celebrating its...

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A 2020 Vision for Federal Government Procurement

Amazon looms large over the world’s commerce, drawing a stark contrast to old ways of shopping, and an even starker contrast to the way government agencies buy things. In fact, there’s even a term for it: The Amazon Effect . So, when Section 846 of 2018 National Defense Authorization Act was...

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Tackling Modern Slavery in the Supply Chain – Private Sector Needs Government Incentives

The UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand say other governments could do more to tackle modern slavery in global supply chains. "By working together, the UK and its partners can use their $600 billion of purchasing power as a lever to prevent forced labour in both the public and private...

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Steve's Peeve About A Common Contracting Phrase

Ask yourself the following question: What is the adjective most commonly used to modify the phrase “government contracts” in mainstream-media articles? The answer, I’m pretty sure, is “lucrative.” As in, “X company or individual won lucrative government contracts for…” Pay attention to the...

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EU Trade Agreements Map

This caught our eye the other day. A useful global supply chain map that shows where the EU has trade agreements, by colour coding, and what kind of agreements they are. Supply Chain Movement with Amber Road has put together this map, in fact the whole website is worth a visit if you’d like to...