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.

Should I Take A Job In Public Procurement? CEO For CCS Interviews This Week

This week saw the final interviews and selection for the Chief Executive role at Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the UK central government collaborative buying operation. We suspect the candidates will include some – maybe even all – who are primarily private sector in terms of their background.  So why would a high-flying corporate CPO, COO or similar make that move into government? Here's our view on five of the points they might consider ...

Technology Procurement Symposium - Review 

Held in Los Angeles and in collaboration with Mayor Garcetti’s office, this event showcased the technologies and approaches that are disrupting public procurement and the technology buying process. You can now watch the video presentations of each session including case studies on the purchase of technology and remarks from LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, and download the presentation slides and see photos of the symposium.

And in other news ...

Objections To EU Public Sector Market Amendment On Third-Country Bidders

Helsinki Opens Biggest Ever Airport Tender

UK Central Buying Organisation Looking For Providers To Build New Digital Service

Inappropriate Allocations Of Public Money In Spain’s Infrastructure Projects

Freedom Of Information Requests Should Be Extended To Major Public Projects

New Alliance Model For Highways England


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