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Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from Last Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

UK Public Procurement – What Happens After Brexit?

We are covering the public procurement issues connected with Brexit more fully on our Public Spend Forum Europe  site, so if you are into all […]

UK To Leave The EU – So Who Should We Blame?

It's the morning after the night before for many British people. That feeling of waking up and thinking - did I really tell that joke […]

EU Referendum – The Big Day Arrives, Spend Matters Says Vote … ?

So today is the most significant day for the UK for many years. When we wake up tomorrow, we will know if the country has […]

“Conflict Metals” Buyers Beware – New EU Legislation

Attention all metals buyers! Last week, EU MEPs, ministers and the EU Commission reached agreement on mandatory measures to address issues around "conflict metals".  As […]

This Week’s Summary of Articles from Public Spend Matters Europe

A summary of our stories from around Europe on Public Spend Matters this week. There’s a new article every day so the volume of diverse […]

The new EU Directives – summing up our thoughts so far

How do we feel overall about the new EU Directives on public procurement? We’ve recently given some fairly detailed comments on them and got some well informed views back from readers too. The line from government is that these are changes that will allow procurement staff to exercise more initiative and commercial skills. However, that relies on two factors -- read them here.

New procurement regulations – help for small firms and mutuals

Back to the new EU Directives today. And there are a range of changes designed to help smaller firms and mutuals. (And many thanks to […]

Corruption in Kenya – let’s be thankful for EU procurement rules!

It has been revealed that City Hall employees in Nairobi, Kenya have been colluding with suppliers to inflate the prices of various items, and then […]

The 11th Day of Christmas – Potential Supply Chain Impact of Scottish Independence

Procurement Strategy for Pipers As you know, we are one of the UK’s largest buyers of Pipers Piping. We have sourced our Pipers for many […]

Procurement Regulations protect us against incompetent (or worse) Councillors

There was an outburst recently from the UK body that represents councils – the Local Government Association (LGA) - about the way EU procurement rules […]

Negotiation strategy – bluffing, head-on truck crashes, and Greek bailouts

The Greek economic crisis is providing a fascinating example of negotiation strategy and tactics in action. Forgetting for a moment the terrible situation faced by […]