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International Conference: Challenges in Sustainable Public Procurement (edit post)

May 23, 2019

The Public Procurement Authority of Hungary has organised an international conference on “Challenges in Sustainable Public Procurements.” To consider the importance of international knowledge sharing, the representatives of the V4 countries, as well as international public procurement experts, acknowledged university professors, and chief officials of the European Commission will attend on 5-6 June 2019 in […]

Head of Global Digital Marketplace Programme Explains Why Public Procurement Is In Desperate Need of Reform (edit post)

May 23, 2019

GovInsider has conducted an interview with Warren Smith, Head of the Global Digital Marketplace Programme UK about why public procurement is in desperate need of reform. With trillions of dollars at stake, contracts, it says, are the number one corruption risk governments face – “a lethal combination of money, discretion and secrecy,” according to the […]

Social Enterprise UK New Report Calls on Government for More Social Value-Led Procurement (edit post)

May 23, 2019

A new report, ‘Front and Centre: Putting Social Value at the Heart of Inclusive Growth,’ launched by Social Enterprise UK, has found that local councils are increasingly using procurement as a way to drive higher economic growth – says Infrastructure Intelligence. The report shows that 82% of local councils believe that spending public money focusing on […]

New Innovation Procurement Platform Launched! (edit post)

May 23, 2019

The Innovation Procurement Platform has had a face-lift giving it a new, more modern design to help encourage more innovation in the European public sector. It provides public procurers and policy-makers with a go-to place for all the latest news and resources on innovation procurement. Public procurement accounts for about 14% of the European Union’s gross […]

Deadline Passed for All Contracting Authorities to Comply with eInvoicing Standard (edit post)

May 23, 2019

The UK Government has now implemented the EU Directive on electronic invoicing in public procurement through The Public Procurement Regulations 2019. Contracting authorities and other contracting entities (utilities) are now required to receive and process supplier invoices that comply with the technical e-invoicing standard developed under the Directive. This applies to all central contracting authorities […]