Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. It tackles universal public procurement issues and on its website you will find articles, podcasts, opinion pieces, community notices, discussion trails and news stories. Some are country-specific, others global. It will require a one-off, quick registration to view them. If you feel strongly about making a difference in public sector procurement, please join us – follow the links in the summaries below. And follow us @PSpendForum to hear what we've been up to and what we've got in store.

Speeding Up Government Buying – Some Different Approaches

We know that Buying, when done properly, is an involved task, requiring skill, knowledge, integrity and more if you want to deliver value. It's even harder to do this when you are spending public money. Following all the right procedures, rules and staying compliant often makes public procurement a lengthy process - so in this article, 11 public sector procurement leaders give some short and useful on advice on how they changed their approach to tech buying.

How Technology Can Transform Your Procurement Performance

Public Spend Forum has created the Procurement Technology Market Intelligence Report to help governments understand and deploy procurement technology in an accelerated manner. It explains what procurement technology is and why is it important; the types of procurement technology that exist and how they can help buyers; how the supplier landscape is segmented, and which procurement technology vendors are likely to meet your needs. It can be downloaded free following the link above.

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