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.

Global Public Procurement Conference 2018 – The Star Trek Future

In part 1 of this three-part series, Craig Brewin, a Caribbean-based procurement professional, reports from the recent Global Public Procurement Conference. He updates us with the key topics of the event, the speakers and main messages: digitalisation as a genuinely transformational disruption, impacting all aspects of procurement activity as well as the profession itself;  procurement's role as a knowledge-based strategic activity; how AI-based procurement systems are being developed and the long-term impact on the profession and the immediate future of an automated acquisition function that redefines procurement specialists as experts in law, public policy and goal setting. Read more from Craig here and do look out for his other two articles to come.

 

Public Procurement Leaders Podcast - Pragmatic Progressive Agile - Modernizing Procurement in Canada

Emilio Franco leads Canada’s Procurement Business Modernization Initiative where he is responsible for goals and outcomes that will affect social good and service delivery for an entire nation of citizens. And as Canada modernizes operations across all sectors, Emilio finds himself with the opportunity to elevate the role of procurement to deliver that modernization. In this public procurement leaders podcast Raj Sharma talks to him about his plans to make the procurement system less burdensome. Listen to that here.

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