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.

Evolving Procurement Through Technology, Diversity, and Cooperative Purchasing

In episode 16 of the Public Procurement Leaders podcasts, Tammy Rimes, career procurement officer for the City of San Diego, talks about the evolution of procurement as she has witnessed it. She explains how tech has affected everything you buy now – goods are not as simple as they once were. Her advice is to really know your vendors and to go out and really get to know your customers. She also talks about changes in processes and in people, and the trends she sees on the horizon. Well worth a listen – here.

New Resources Available for Government Buyers on GovShop

GovShop helps you find relevant suppliers faster so you can do your best market research. Resources include a collection of videos to help you get started on GovShop, information on upcoming webinars, and access to Public Spend Forum's Market Intelligence Library. Use these tools to assist you on your journey, here.

And in other news ...

Procurement Trends Report Says Social Value Rising in Priority Among UK Public Procurement Professionals

Foreign Office Cancels Global Connectivity Procurement After Bidder Draw

New Guidance on AI in Public Sector Use

NHS Trusts Could Lose Buying Autonomy to Centre-Led National Teams

EU Start-Ups Enhancing Government Decision Making

Back To The Future (of NHS Procurement) – A Lesson in Time With Help from Mr H G Wells

NAO Criticises Lack of Transparency In Government Aid Spending

 

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