Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

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Distributed Workforce in Public Procurement

As public procurement adjusts to a new normal, issues related to managing a distributed workforce under shifting rules and priorities have moved to the forefront. Three key things are discussed in this article:

  1. Communication and Coordination
  2. Logistics, not Simply Purchasing
  3. Establishing new Agile Procedures

It also provides links to two templates, created in the US, that may be of use for managing remote workforces: COVID-19 Temporary Telework Agreement template for organisations that have not previously established a telework policy and COVID-19 Emergency Procurement Procedures Memo template that covers the most critical elements of procurement policy likely to be affected during this period. Read that here.

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Public Procurement Officers on the Front Line in COVID-19 Response


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Crown Commercial Service advises on remote working tech

Polish government tech agency launches virtual hackathon to fight coronavirus

Germany moves towards faster procurement processes

Sniffer dogs being trained to smell coronavirus

Britons pick up £435,000 bill to keep President Trump entertained during UK visit

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