Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from This Week

Public Spend Forum is dedicated to public sector procurement and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for improving public procurement and the public sector market. In Europe alone, we are talking about well over a trillion Euros of money from taxpayers and citizens being spent by governments and public sector bodies. Worth doing well, you might consider.

Part of the PSF site is dedicated to Europe-related issues, and that is where you will find our articles and news stories from this week. It will require a one-off, quick registration to view them. Please join us – follow the links in the summaries below.

NAO Publishes Investigation Into NDA And Reveals Some Disturbing Issues

The UK National Audit Office has published their investigation into the procurement problems at the nuclear de-commissioning authority last year, and has come up with an illuminating report that covers both what we did know, and some new and also disturbing issues. As well as the procurement failings, it is now clear that before the contract was terminated it was running way over budget.

A Successful Public Sector Procurement Transformation Story

This is an outline of how Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust carried out a successful procurement transformation in the UK Blue Light, or emergency services, sector. We asked the lead on this for an overview of just how he achieved a transformation that led to being shortlisted for the CIPS Supply Management Awards this year. So we are fortunate to have first-hand insight into his personal procurement transformation advice.

In other news:

UK Government Spending Millions on Testing 5G

Irony Of Wales National Procurement Service Set Up To Save Money

 

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