Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week


We are back after the Easter Break - here is a roundup of all you missed on Public Spend Forum Europe over the past couple of weeks. PSF Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public sector market. Around Europe, we are talking about well over a trillion Euros of money from taxpayers and citizens being spent by government and public sector bodies of some sort. Worth doing well, you might consider.

Corbyn & Labour - Using Public Procurement To Achieve Political and Social Goals

In a recent speech, Jeremy Corbyn made some interesting comments and proposals around public procurement. We discuss some of them and even the parts where it gets deeply silly and unrealistic.

Public Versus Private Sector Procurement: A Research Agenda?

Dr Richard Craven from the University of Leicester Law School and Dr Luke Butler from Bristol University, both legal academics working primarily in the field of public procurement, discuss the topic as an area they are keen to investigate empirically.

NAO On Commercial And Contract Management - Organisational Capability

The UK’s National Audit Office issued a very useful document - “Commercial and contract management: insights and emerging best practice.” For each area we are analysing the content - today we take a look at its fifth insight.

Human Rights And Business Report - Government Guidance Confusing For Buyers

Andy Davies, Director of the London Universities Purchasing Consortium and a leading player in the fight against modern slavery and human rights in the supply chain, discusses the growing opinion that public procurement must play its part in the battle against suffering.

Public Procurement Podcasts – Interview on Outsourcing Healthcare Services

Dr Pedro Telles of Swansea University talks to Suvi Taponen MPA, a Doctoral Researcher at Aalto University School of Business, in Finland. She answers questions on her thesis topic ‘Improving the efficiency of public service delivery through outsourcing and management.’

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