Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this 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 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. So here is a roundup of what we were discussing this week. If you find anything interesting, please click through to the full article:

UK Nuclear De-Commissioning Authority Legal Case Sparks Comments from Readers

We had some excellent reader comments on our article about the UK’s Nuclear De-Commissioning Authority (NDA) legal case. The NDA lost recently when the losing (previously incumbent) supplier challenged the selection decision. Mr Justice Fraser, in a fascinating judgement, found that the NDA had treated the incumbent supplier, Energy Solutions, unfairly in the evaluation process.  Substantial damages are likely to follow. Our readers had plenty to say about our comments ...

Suppliers and Subcontractors to Built Environment Give their Views on Public Sector Contracting

A study, carried out just this summer, will be interesting for many of our readers. Although based on the outcome of UK responses, from over 150 senior managers at public sector organisations across local and central government, and a range of suppliers and subcontractors delivering built environment services, its findings will ring true in many European countries as well. It asked questions about tendering processes, bid opportunities, stability of the supply chain, supply chain management, skills shortage and the sector’s reliance on public projects. Here are some brief highlights.

European Public Procurement Events Calendar – What’s On?

This is a run down and review of forthcoming conferences and events of interest to the pan-European public procurement world - practitioners, academics and others. All sorts of delights, from Wales to Athens, Bologna to Nottingham.

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