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.

Lean Principles To Remove Efficiency and Waste in Procurement

Listen to episode 7 of the Public Procurement Leaders podcast with Harrison Smith, Internal Revenue Service Chief Procurement Officer. A long-time champion for change in our procurement profession, he shares how he uses lean principles to remove efficiency and waste from the IRS procurement system. But, he advises, those lean tools are only as good as those who wield them, as he has learned through his own experience.

Procuring Cyber Security - If My Technology Is Decades Old, Is It Still Susceptible to Modern Threats?

To help you develop consistent research for cyber security procurement, Public Spend Forum begins a series of articles sharing the questions you may be asking yourself when you begin to procure cyber security for government customers. Market intelligence is essential to achieving good outcomes for your customers through procurement. Question number 1 is: If my technology is decades old, is it still susceptible to modern threats? Read the answers here.

EcoProcura 2018 – Conference Highlights, Interviews And Procura+ Winners

Read the highlights from the international conference on sustainable, strategic, circular and innovation public procurement, which took place earlier this month. Find out who were the winners of the The Procura+ Awards 2018, which reward good examples of public procurement successes in terms of sustainability and innovation. That and more here.

And in other news ...

Insourcing or Outsourcing – no place for political ideology

Vietnam To Open Public Procurement Market

Local Council Provides Free Training on Winning Public Contracts

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

Police Force to Pool Procurement Resources in Collaboration Programme

 

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