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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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Embracing Emerging Technology Starts With Workforce, Culture Change

FedScoop invited top tech officials from civilian and defense agencies to participate in an open roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities surrounding emerging technologies in the federal government. While emerging technologies are often discussed in terms of changing the...

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Objections to EU Public Sector Market Amendment on Third-Country Bidders

Three European federations, EIC (European International Contractors), FIEC (the European Construction Industry Federation) and EuDA (the European Dredging Association) have called upon Members of the International Trade (INTA) Committee of the European Parliament to reject proposed amendments to...

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Helsinki Opens Biggest Ever Airport Tender

As part of a €1bn ($1.16bn) development programme at Helsinki Airport, Finnish airport operator Finavia has opened a tender process for 13 retail and food & beverage concessions at Finland’s largest international airport. This is the biggest-ever for Helsinki Airport for the commercial...

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UK Central Buying Organisation Looking for Providers To Build New Digital Service

UK’s Crown Commercial Service is looking for a team to build a digital service for public sector users to find and transact with apprenticeship training providers. They will also integrate with a dynamic purchasing system as part of the CCS Supplier Registration Service. A new Apprenticeship...

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Inappropriate Allocations of Public Money in Spain’s Infrastructure Projects

A report “Approximation to the geography of wasteful spending in Spain: assessment of the last two decades,” is a joint project of the universities of Barcelona, Girona, Valencia, Cantabria, Tenerife, Seville, Málaga, Alicante and Madrid’s Complutense University. It finds that Spain been wasting...

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Freedom of Information Requests Should Be Extended to Major Public Projects

A Scottish Member of Parliament has said that firms building major public infrastructure projects should be covered by freedom of information laws. He believes citizens should have more access to understanding how Scotland’s £11 billion of tax payer money on public procurement of services is...

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New Alliance Model for Highways England

Earlier this year Highways England announced the development of a new procurement model to deliver Smart Motorways, ‘drawing on an incentive-driven commercial model & maturing towards an integrated operating model’. It is now planning to adopt a full 10-year alliance model for its smart...

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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

Technology Modernization Board announces $45 million awards to three agencies for IT modernization efforts, DHS awards $1 billion contract as part of CDM program, and the military drone market is expected to be worth over $13 billion by 2024. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for...