Commonly Used Public Procurement Metrics

Mar 13, 2017
As part of our study on public procurement performance metrics, we developed a picture of what metrics are currently used. We found limited consistency across organizations, in terms of what metrics were being collected, and that metrics were often heavily influenced by regulations. Read More …...

NIGP: Useful Public Procurement Metrics

Mar 13, 2017
NIGP presents specific recommendations on key metrics areas to measure along with a listing of specific metrics within each metrics area. Public Spend Forum leveraged this report to inform our own perspectives (in collaboration with public leaders, experts, and academics) on a common public...

How to Measure Procurement Performance – CIPS Australasia

Mar 13, 2017
CIPS Australasia (CIPSA) discusses the criticality of a credible performance measurement system to achieve greater degrees of internal customer buy-in and improved representation of the procurement function throughout the broader organization. Public Spend Forum leveraged this report to inform our...

Procurement Performance Metrics: Examples from Denmark

Mar 13, 2017
A best practice report with tools and practical, specific metrics for managing public procurement performance. Covers a breadth of topics including collecting and aggregating data as well as reporting and using key findings to drive public procurement performance. Read More … Download 0

Public Spend Forum Newswire | 2/28/2017

Mar 1, 2017
Nearly 200 Firms Respond to Notice about Border Wall GovExec reports that some 180 companies have responded to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) pre-solicitation notice, inquiring about “prototype wall structures” for President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the Mexico...

Is Corruption in Defence Procurement a Big Problem?

Jan 10, 2017
Over the holiday period, figures released by the UK Labour Party Member of Parliament Roger Godsiff showed the scale of corruption investigations in the UK’s Ministry of Defence. He uncovered the figures through a series of written parliamentary questions. In the past five years, 44 allegations...

Best Public Procurement Articles of 2016: The Arguments Against Collaboration

Dec 21, 2016
Over the Christmas and New Year period, we will be featuring a daily favourite article from each month of this year (2016), which should take us nicely up to January 8th when we assume everything kicks back into gear! We’ll start today with this from January 2016. John Seddon is a guru of...

How to Measure Public Procurement Performance With the Right Metrics

Dec 18, 2016
The way government selects and analyzes procurement metrics is often not aligned with measuring value or desired outcomes. We see it again and again in Government Accountability Office reports, or in comments from industry, but telling someone what’s wrong only takes them so far. It’s a vital...

Reverse Auctions: Turning the Procurement Process Upside Down!

Nov 23, 2016
Anyone who has ever attended an auction understands the excitement starts when the bidding commences.  As the bid amounts increase higher and higher, tension begins to intensify. The last two bidders virtually “duke it out” by increasing their bids by slightly higher amounts, trying to edge...

NASPO Releases 2016 State Procurement Survey Results

Oct 10, 2016
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) has released the results of its 2016 State Procurement Practices Survey, a comprehensive look at how procurement practices, policies and regulations shake out around the country. You can read the whole report here, or view NASPO’s...

Cloud Procurement in Philadelphia Slows Under New CIO Charles Brennan

Sep 29, 2016
StateScoop published an interesting story this week on the City of Philadelphia’s struggles to manage its cloud procurement. The city’s former CIO Adel Ebeid called Philly a “cloud-first city” a little over a year ago, and laid out a plan to move much of the city’s infrastructure to the...