Supplier Engagement to Improve Procurement Outcomes and Early Engagement Risks

Jun 15, 2017
Public Spend Forum Europe (PSF Europe) provides an article overview of a recent report from the Sustainability in Public Procurement (SPP) Regions project. SPP Regions is promoting the creation and expansion of 7 European regional networks of municipalities working together on sustainable public...

3 Useful Data Cuts to Support Your Supply Market Analysis

Jun 14, 2017
In this brief tutorial, DeltaBid illustrates three useful data cuts to support your broader supply market analysis efforts. Public Spend Forum has a broader set of key principles around conducting supply market analysis, as well as training to support these efforts. What DeltaBid presents here...

Developing Print Requirements Based on Need – Case Study

Jun 13, 2017
This case study provides an example of developing print requirements by first confirming the underlying organizational need. Further, the case study underscores confirming what the market is able to offer prior to establishing a bid/tender/RFP strategy. And of all this ultimately with an eye toward...

Challenges for Public Procurement – The Fight Against Corruption

May 31, 2017
We listed our six challenges for public procurement in 2015 at the beginning of the year. Here they are again. Challenge no.1; Implementation of New Directives Challenge no.2; Austerity continues Challenge no.3; Social issues Challenge no. 4; Value and Innovation Challenge no.5; The Fight against...

Market Engagement Best Practice Report from the SPP Regions

May 14, 2017
The Procurement Forum website is managed by the European Secretariat of ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability, as part of the Procurement of Innovation Platform project financed by the European Commission. It is a good way of finding out what is going on in the public “procurement of...

Useful Tips And Perspectives For Conducting Market Analysis

May 4, 2017
This article presents helpful tips and perspectives on conducting market analyses. Add these tips to your tool box for conducting market analyses – specific tips covered include: supplier market analysis, demand analysis, supplier interviews, and spend category risk level. Full Article:......

10 Rules for Successful Requirements Gathering

May 4, 2017
This article focuses on the actual gathering of requirements as part of requirements development and writing. While not written with a procurement context specifically in mind, it does provide helpful tips on gathering requirements. In addition to the “10 rules for gathering requirements”, the...

Common Problems In Writing Requirements

May 3, 2017
This article on writing requirements is from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). Writing requirements is an important part of the trade they represent. In this article, INCOSE shares their perspectives on writing good requirements, with an emphasis on identifying common...