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Procurement Innovation – What Does It Really Mean?

We know that “Procurement Innovation” is something that is dear to the hearts of many Public Spend Forum readers and indeed many working on both the buy and supply sides of the public procurement world, across many countries. But as this has become a hot topic, it has also led to some confusion...


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Start-Up Solution Helps Suppliers Find and Win Public Contracts

Newly announced, Tenderlake is a UK start-up of 2016 with a SaaS solution that leverages Artificial Intelligence to help organisations find and win more public tenders. It scouts websites and marketing materials, then finds customers with open opportunities to supply the products and services...


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Start-Up Solution Helps Suppliers Find and Win Public Contracts

Newly announced, Tenderlake is a UK start-up of 2016 with a SaaS solution that leverages Artificial Intelligence to help organisations find and win more public tenders. It scours websites and marketing materials, then finds customers with open opportunities to supply the products and services...


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Public Sector Organisations in Changing Approach to Delivering Services Online

GOSS, web and digital platform company, has produced its third Public Sector Digital Self-Service Survey covering 2017-18. It is one of the UK’s largest surveys of its kind. The 200-plus individuals (of CEOs, IT managers, procurers and purchasers) from 179 Public Sector organisations...

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Social Value Act Should Be Extended To Cover More Spend

A new report ‘Our Money Our Future’ by former MP and author of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, Chris White, and Social Enterprise UK, claims the UK Government should extend the Social Value Act to include more public spending. Currently the Act ‘shapes’ around £25bn of public sector...

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Webinar Recording: Modernizing IT Through Agile Share-in-Savings Contracts

To watch the full video, scroll down! Governments at all levels are grappling with the need to invest in new technologies and modernize their legacy systems. But lack of resources and capital investment dollars can often prevent that from happening. Vendors are ready to take risks and put more ...

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Modernizing Legacy Systems through a Share-in-Savings Approach

Government professionals looking to modernize their legacy IT systems have reason to be optimistic as we begin the new fiscal year. Building on the Trump Administration’s sustained interest in improving government technology (a trail well blazed by his predecessor) is a renewed appetite for...

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Direct Awards of Public Works in Portugal

Lisbon City Council has been investigated by a Portuguese newspaper for the direct award of a €5.179.873,44 public works project to one of the largest construction companies in the country. The contract is for the repair of the Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, one of the city’s scenic...

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Agile Procurement for the Public Sector - A Primer

TRADITIONAL PRACTICES VS MODERN-DAY REALITIES Public sector procurement practices are based on the fundamental principles that procurement must be fair, open, and transparent. That you must say what you will do, say so in a public fashion, and do what you said you would do. This is founded on...