Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum is dedicated to public sector procurement and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for improving public procurement and the public sector market. In Europe alone, we are talking about well over a trillion Euros of money from taxpayers and citizens being spent by governments and public sector bodies. Worth doing well, you might consider.

Part of the PSF site is dedicated to Europe-related issues, and that is where you will find our articles and news stories. It will require a one-off, quick registration to view them. Please join us – follow the links in the summaries below.

How Much Detail Should Buyers Have When Assessing Bids?

A recent outsourced services company's unfair dismissals in a UK prison have raised more procurement-related questions. We wonder whether the contractor told the prison service a change in working practices was part of the plan when they won the contract – did procurement (and the budget holders) know that the change was part of the bid and agree to it? Here are some good questions you could use in your tender evaluation processes, particularly for complex outsourced services contracts that have a major “people management” element to them.

Recorded Webinar: Draining The Data Swamp With Smarter Procurement Analytics

A recent Public Spend Forum webinar with special guest Rob Handfied, Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University and Executive Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, asked: What's the Number One most important thing that an organisation can do succeed with procurement analytics?  Tune into this recorded webinar to listen to his answer.

The State Of Sustainability And Bridging The Procurement/Business Collaboration Gap

We were delighted to come across an article in GeenBiz ‘3 tips to win over the corporate procurement team,’ as it actually lays out why the ‘business’ should liaise more with, and get more out of, procurement for a change, rather than the other way around.  It highlights the results of an Annual Survey of Sustainable Business Leaders and notes that “more than half of corporate sustainability professionals view their company’s supply chain/procurement function as the one that their team needs to work with most closely to make "substantive progress" on sustainability in their companies.”

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