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 ...

7 Ways to Improve Your Public Procurement, Acquisition Knowledge

Public Spend Forum featured on Spend Matters US this week giving advice for public sector workers. Its Public Procurement Workforce Competency Model is the culmination of a four-year project whereby experts and stakeholders in the public procurement community collaborated to develop a new model that is available to anyone within the public procurement workforce to help further develop a plan for the ever-changing acquisition processes and the skills of employees. By defining the key competencies needed for effective public procurement, they hope to educate procurement professionals and improve government spending. Read more about that here.

Missed Connections Between Government Buyers and Contractors

Government contracting suffers from a ‘disconnect’ between buyers and contractors, best practices and operational reality, which ultimately impact everyone’s bottom line. The Pulse of GovCon, Lunarline, and Public Spend Forum have come together to discuss the actual value of three pertinent GovCon elements: key personnel, government market research and best in class contracts. Three representatives from the market share their candid opinions on these areas, read the key takeaways and lessons here.

And in other news ...

Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act – CIOB Response

MoD Criticised Over International Ship Building Procurement

Benefits, Not Cost, Should Be Key Focus of Major Infrastructure Projects

Deadline Passed for All Contracting Authorities to Comply with eInvoicing Standard

New Innovation Procurement Platform Launched!

Social Enterprise UK New Report Calls on Government for More Social Value-Led Procurement

Head of Global Digital Marketplace Programme Explains Why Public Procurement Is In Desperate Need of Reform

International Conference: Challenges in Sustainable Public Procurement

 

 

 

 

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