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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

OMB hopes a new strategy will accelerate cloud adoption, GSA aims to streamline acquisition for feds, and much more. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for July 13, 2018. How Machine Learning Could Help Make Sense of Gov IT Spend The Trump administration wants the Technology...


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Highways Procurement Survey

A recent UK Highways/ FiTZ INDEX survey has revealed that the majority of respondents (54.3%) disagreed or strongly disagreed that ‘procurement in the highways sector is fair for non-Tier One suppliers and for new entrants.’ It paints a worrying picture of the nature of procurement in the...


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Potential £200m Waste-Management Procurement Begins in Cornwall

The English county of Cornwall has begun the procurement process for a new 10-year waste management contract worth £20 million a year – this is one of the country’s largest waste-collection contracts. The contract will begin in April 2020, following the termination of the current contract, for...



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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

FLASH could get a new life, at least in parts, in the next DHS IT services contract now under development, SEWP prepares for the year-end surge, and more. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for July 6, 2018. Ten Challenges of OTAs The use of Other Transaction Authority (OTA)...


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New UK NHS Future Operating Model Technology Contract Gets Awarded

The contract for the technology within the new National Health Service “Future Operating Model” (FOM), the central procurement and supply chain structure that will lead on 11 common spend categories across the UK NHS, has been awarded. And the lucky winner is … DXC Technology. DXC was created...


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Belarus Receives WTO Government Procurement Committee Status

The WTO Agreement on Government Procurement is a multilateral treaty with a limited number of participants and regulates the procurement of goods and services for public use. The United States, the EU, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, Singapore, Moldova, Canada, Norway have unilaterally...


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Texas Town Uses ‘Public-Pizza Partnership’ to Fix an All Too Common Problem

Bartonville, Texas has deployed a different type of public-private partnership for an infrastructure project, what one official has dubbed a “public-pizza partnership.” Bartonville Town Administrator Michael Montgomery discussed the unusual way the community had its potholes fixed. “In my six...


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Should I Take a Job in Public Procurement? CEO for CCS Interviews This Week

This week sees the final interviews and selection for the Chief Executive role at Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the UK central government collaborative buying operation. We suspect the candidates will include some – maybe even all – who are primarily private sector in terms of their...