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 from this week, and, on this occasion, from the holiday period. It will require a one-off, quick registration to view them. Please join us – follow the links in the summaries below.

UK Railways Franchising Still Problematic – Requires Open, Free And Competitive Market

The UK’s railways have been in the news recently, with fare increases of some 3.4% kicking in this month, against a backdrop of poor performance in terms of trains running on time, long-running labour disputes and issues with the franchising system. This issue takes us into procurement and commercial matters: there have been some notable issues with the railways “procurement” process. We take a look at them here and wonder whether structures like the franchising system should be used.

Collaboration In UK Public Procurement – Our Survey Results

Here's an extract from our Procurement Collaboration in the UK Public Sector - Key Issues, Successes and Recommendations report based on our survey last year. We look at how satisfied organisations are with their collaborative relationships, and which categories might best be suited to collaboration. And we look at the “critical success factors for collaboration” as shown in a table based on our respondents' views.  There's much more in the report too ...

And elsewhere in news:

UK Government Must See Private Sector As Expert Adviser On Digital Transformation

New Approach To Public Procurement In Scotland Called For In 2018

A Competitive And Fully Open Contracting Story From Colombia


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