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Supporting Public Sector Procurement: eMarketplace Helps People Get Back to Work More Quickly

October 23, 2018

Public Spend Forum was delighted to hear the news that the UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has won the ultimate and overall prize at the 2018 CIPS Supply Management Awards Europe. The department also won the ‘Most Innovative Use of Technology’ award at the event, one of the 10 team categories covered. The […]

18F Wants You to Buy IT Faster, Cheaper

October 22, 2018

The amount of time it takes for agencies to issue solicitations and the complexity people bring to their commercial IT purchases are “unnecessary,” Mark Hopson, 18F’s innovation specialist, said. When it comes to buying digital tools and services, agencies get too hung up on what they believe they’re not allowed to do and it doesn’t […]

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

October 19, 2018

Microsoft is the latest major tech company to come under the scrutiny of its own employees for using innovation to support controversial missions of the government, and the USDS believes using tools like Slack, Skype, Google Suite and others could free up time for federal workers to focus more on the mission-oriented services. All this […]

Police Force to Pool Procurement Resources in Collaboration Programme

October 19, 2018

The English southeast county of Essex is planning to pool procurement resources between six other police forces in a bid to reduce costs and gain better spending power. The 7 Force Collaboration Programme is made up of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent, and they say they are seeking to enhance frontline services […]

Government Voluntary Code of Conduct for Tech Partnerships with the Public Sector

October 19, 2018

Simplifying regulation, reducing the fragmented nature of public sector purchasing and allowing for more flexibility in NHS payment systems to allow for the introduction of new technology are all essential for better adoption of new technology, writes Lexology. The UK Government has published a voluntary code of conduct for data-driven health and care technology developers […]