Public Spend Forum carried out a two-year study to understand current practices to measure public procurement value and establish a standardised approach that could be utilisedd across the world. PSF engaged procurement leaders and academics in secondary and primary research. The result is the Measurement of Public Procurement Value (MPVTM) Framework. It is intended to provide public sector executives and procurement leaders, as well as policy makers, a consistent framework to measure the performance of public procurement spending towards achieving goals, and establish proven strategies that can be deployed to achieve goals. Sponsored by iValua - the report can be downloaded here.

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"This partnership is the first interoperable agreement to be achieved in the UK between an eCatalogue solution and PEPPOL (pan-European public procurement online) network. NHS trusts and suppliers will benefit from fast and efficient transfer of documents between systems, regardless of the technology system provider.  This will improve the efficacy and efficiency of orders, making savings on both sides, and allows greater simplification across networks and helps to support the ambition of £700 million ‘back office savings’ as identified in the NHS Long Term Plan." See the press release here.