Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. It tackles universal public procurement issues and on its website you will find articles, podcasts, opinion pieces, community notices, discussion trails and news stories. Some are country-specific, others global. It will require a one-off, quick registration to view them. If you feel strongly about making a difference in public sector procurement, please join us – follow the links in the summaries below. And follow us @PSpendForum to hear what we've been up to and what we've got in store.

RSA Report Published – “Move Fast And Fix Things”

The RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) aims to “enrich society through ideas and action.” It recently issued an interesting public sector focused report titled “Move fast and fix things: How to be a public entrepreneur” - that is, people in government who act like private sector entrepreneurs and work to bring innovative ideas and suppliers into the public sector space. The report is the culmination of a six-month inquiry which looked at how government can procure and scale innovation, and it is well worth a read, see more here.

Disaster And Emergency - Lessons For The Procurement Profession

Don't forget to check out the excellent series we published on the role of procurement in disaster and emergency situations. It was penned by Carribean-based procurement coach and expert Craig Brewin, who highlights the lessons we can learn from the procurement experiences of those sourcing in an emergency situation, gained during last year's unparalleled hurricane season and the ensuing disaster. The whole series is in six parts which can be found hereherehere, here, here, and here.

And in other news ...

Multi-Million Pound Road Project Faces Procurement Process Legal Challenge

New South Wales New Approach to IT Procurement

Private Healthcare Companies Securing Plethora of NHS Contracts Investigation

US City Receives Procurement Excellence Award

Procurement Fraud Scheme from Hungary Enters Slovakia

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