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.

Supporting Public Sector Procurement – Efficiency Through eMarketplace

The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recently won the ‘Most Innovative Use of Technology’ award at the 2018 CIPS Supply Management Awards Europe; it also won the and overall award beating 10 other contestants. The winning entry was based on the department’s use of an innovative Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) “to support a light-touch procurement regime that helps unemployed people get back to work faster by allowing a wide range of training providers to work with DWP and job seekers, in a controlled but flexible manner.” We take a look at the technology behind the project. Read that here.

Value as a Service for the Public Sector

As part of its ProTech Innovation Labs, Public Spend Forum is presenting another edition of its eProcurement Demo Day series. The next one will feature Coupa Software presenting its Business Spend Management solution for the public sector. The demonstration will highlight Coupa’s core Procure-to-Pay (P2P) system and will include presentations of its full complement of capabilities including Supplier Management, Supplier Risk Management, Contract Management, Community Intelligence, and Analytics. There will also be an interactive discussion where you can pose questions. More details here.

And we'll be back with our other news stories next week while PSF makes some important updates to its site.


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