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 produces podcasts, articles, opinion pieces, community notices, and news stories, and hold regular events. To check out what we've been up to follow the links below or follow us @PSpendForum.

UK Government Proactively Collaborating with Vendors to Address Supply Chain Risk

Very recently we heard that SAP Ariba had been asked to meet with the Government’s Anti-Corruption Champion, John Penrose MP also Minister of State for Northern Ireland. A team consisting of Justin Sadler-Smith (Head of SAP Ariba UK & Ireland), Chris Francis (Director Government Relations, SAP) and Pascal d’Arc (Senior Director Center of Excelence, SAP Ariba) shared experiences and thoughts about how Public Sector Procurement could benefit from some of the new initiatives in the Private Sector. These, unsurprisingly, centered on transparency of data through supply chains and identification of risk. Read more here.

Enter the Sustainable, Circular and Innovative Public Procurement Awards

Part of the EcoProcura conference series are the Procura+ Awards which recognise sustainable and innovative public procurements and tender procedures which lead to real improvements in public goods, services, processes or infrastructure. We are delighted to announce that the call for applications is now open from public authorities that have procured sustainably and innovatively within the past two years — an opportunity to showcase your public authority’s successful procurement process. Read more details here.

Webinar - Conducting Effective Government Market Research with GovShop

Join Public Spend Forum’s Frank McNally, Director of Learning & Content Development, as he discusses practical tips for conducting effective market research in an efficient manner. Based on research and experience working in public procurement, PSF hosts will share their insights on the questions to ask early in your market research, finding keywords that describe your ideal product or service, and using GovShop filters to identify eligible small business concerns for your contracts.
Jan 17th 2019 14:00-15:00 pm EST (19.00 GMT) - Read more and join here.

And in other news ... 

France – Updated Public Procurement Code

Waste and Resources Strategy Pushes Sustainable Procurement Up Policy Agenda

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