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.

Stories this week ...

Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications in Government 

Can Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Applications technologies help government provide enhanced services? Are there ways that contractors can provide these services in the central government marketplace? Public Spend Forum looks at digital technology as the way forward, and its accompanying challenges. It asks what the types of AR/VR are and their uses, and how they can help government. It also looks at an associated case study from NASA. Read the whole post here.

14 Tips for Writing Better Procurement Solicitations

Following its webinar on ‘How to Buy Procurement Technology: Advice From Suppliers,’ Public Spend Forum has a produces a guide which includes tips and insights from suppliers and experts with collective experience of responding to public sector RFPs. It helps you get better proposals from your target vendors with goal-focused work statement. Download for free here.

And in other news …

France Announces International Competition to Rebuild Notre-Dame Spire

TI on the IMF and Anti-Corruption

Contracting Authorities Post Brexit with No Deal Advice

Webinar on Delivering Better Energy Procurement for the NHS

Disaster Recovery as a Service Report

More Protection for Whistle-Blowers on Breaches of EU Law

Tackling UK Modern Slavery in the Supply Chain – Dun & Bradstreet

Scotland – Radical Changes to Local Government Funding Called For

Sweden's Public Pension Fund Pot Stock!

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