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.

GovShop - A Sorely Needed Service

The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative is a thought leader in the complex and competitive supply chain industry. It disseminates new supply chain management knowledge to help companies, practitioners, and students. This week it ran an article from This offering provides a comprehensive set of tools for buyers to research, competitively source, and award business to the best suppliers that can meet any specific need. This is a sorely needed service," he says. Read that here.

There's also a 'lunch n learn' GovShop session (30 minutes only) on December 7, 12:30 pm (EST) - so really a 'tea-and-biscuit-time' learn for us in Europe It's a short, relaxed, and helpful classroom-like discussion, to learn new market research techniques to cut down your supplier research time - there will be an opportunity to ask questions and get advice on your current projects too. You can register for that here.

How to Buy (and Build) Technology Using Modern Software Delivery Best Practices

Don't forget this webinar is coming soon on December 6 -- for anyone buying or building technology. It features practical advice from civic technologists and researchers on how to combine modern best practices like agile and DevOps with performance-based contracting techniques. You'll learn what successful digital service delivery looks like. It's a bit of a late start time of 7pm (2pm EST) for the UK and a bit later for rest of Europe. Register here.

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