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.

Stories this week ...

How to Calculate FTE Work Hours in a Year

Not all government contracting work is able to be initially measured by the number of products a company will supply. For those offering services to the government, it becomes a bit more sticky. The contracting official must make a decision about how many hours they will expect the people within the contracted company to work. So to make life easier for you—because we know that calculating work hours is never easy—this article covers the ultimate question: how many hours should be in a person year? Read that here.

Government and e-Procurement: A Look at the Public Procurement Technology Symposium Case Studies

Governments across the world are increasingly leveraging procurement technologies. At Public Spend Forum’s inaugural Public Procurement Technology Symposium, we had four great examples of organisations implementing solutions to improve their processes:

Commonwealth of Virginia
General Services Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
County of Santa Clara

Read them about them here, or watch the presentations here.


And in other news ...

Grayling Stands By No-Deal Ferry Procurement

European Commission - Startups Make Recommendations on Innovation Procurement

Garden Bridge - Lessons Learnt and Full Report

Have Your Say About the 2014 Public Procurement Directives

Open Market Consultation PCP in Archiving and Digital Preservation Services Open

Better Access to French Public Procurement Law


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