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.

A New Procurement Story: The Strategy, Technology and Teamwork Driving Transformation

This is another US-time zone webinar - but subject matter is relevant to all - it discusses how the State of Nevada is 'writing a new procurement chapter.' Procurement Administrator Jeffrey Haag will explain how he used his private sector background and public sector expertise to drive massive change, redefining how procurement works within its own department, across the organisation and in local governments. Topics addressed will include procurement strategy development, the eProcurement technology selection process – as well as user testimonials and overall programme success. Tune in on Jan 29, 12pm EST, 5pm GMT. Register here.

Webinar on Conducting Effective Government Market Research with GovShop

There's a slight update to the webinar we told you about last week - it's now being held on Feb 26. It's about conducting market research and gathering market intelligence as a critical part of an acquisition and procurement process. Because it can take a lot of of time that most procurement professionals don’t have, Frank McNally, Director of Learning & Content Development will discuss practical tips for conducting effective market research in an efficient manner.
Feb 26, 14:00-15:00 pm EST (19.00 GMT) - Read more and join here.

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.

And in other news ... 

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Executive Interview Series: Public Procurement Insights

NHS Long Term Plan and Procurement

Romanian Government To Publish “Book of Achievements”

Brexit Ferry Contract Latest - Award, Challenges and Dissension

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