Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is dedicated to public sector procurement and is a global community and market intelligence platform for improving public procurement and the public sector market. In Europe alone, we are talking about well over a trillion Euros of money from taxpayers and citizens being spent by governments and public sector bodies. Worth doing well, you might consider.

The PSF website is dedicated to universal public procurement issues: you will find articles, podcasts, opinion pieces, community notices, discussion trails and news stories. Some are country-specific, others global. It will require a one-off, quick registration to view them. Please join us – follow the links in the summaries below. And follow us @PSpendForum to hear what we've been up to and what we've got in store.

Lean Processes & Business Priorities On The Public Procurement Leaders Podcast

In this episode of Public Spend Forum's regular podcast series, Chief Procurement Officer of King County, Washington, Danielle Hinz talks about her own aspirations for improving the procurement function. From technology modernisation to shortening the RFP process using lean methods, she's proving that private sector best practices are absolutely workable in the public sector, as long as you maintain a culture that isn't afraid to challenge the status quo. Listen to, or read about, her three priority areas of focus here.

When Things Go Wrong In Procurement: 5 Tips On What To Do

What to do when things go wrong in procurement is an article by Magda Theodate, a U.S. licensed attorney and international development consultant. In her article she shares 5 universal tips on how to manage public procurement difficulties when the policies and guidelines fall short. She covers: classifying problems-based impact; separating ethical issues from operational ones; keeping and following a procurement audit trail; integrate other resources across your organisation and seeking external expert guidance. Read that here.

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Germany’s Ministry Of Defence Loses Top Procurement Official

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