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 ...

The UK National Health Service Can’t Find a Chief Commercial Officer – Why?

Peter Smith reflects on the complexity of hiring a chief commercial officer for the UK’s National Health Service, and asks why it has been such a drawn-out affair. It has been described as an “impossible job,” and he wonders whether that might have come through in the recruitment process. What makes it impossible? Read this.

You may recall the recent webinar where PSF presented the results of their two-year study on the Metrics of Public Procurement. They found no evidence of a consistent measurement framework to guide management and the oversight of trillions in spending, so they studied current practices and came up with a potential path forward that could be utilised across the world. Listen to the recording here for details on specific metrics and how leaders should implement them.


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