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Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement and coronavirus news from this week

Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement. GovShop is its free-to-use government market research tool […]

We Just Don’t Know How Good Public Procurement in the UK Really Is

Spend Matters UK/Europe founder and ex-MD, Peter Smith, revisits with a commentary on public sector procurement.  How effective is public sector procurement in the UK? […]

Meeting New Tech Vendors, Consultancies and Consortia at eWorld this Autumn

The eWorld Procurement and Supply conference this year seems to have only just passed, but here it comes round again for its second showing on […]

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. […]

Consultancy Procurement Council Summit – First Event Is A Success

Last week we went along to the morning session of the Consultancy Procurement Council (CPC) Annual Summit. It is a peer-to-peer group that gets people […]

Public Spend Matters Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from This Week

Public Spend Matters Europe is dedicated to the exciting and fascinating matters connected with European public sector procurement. As usual, before you think about switching off, it's […]

Confidence-in-Commercial: Using Contracts To Boost Trust in Public Service Markets

Recently, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude, committed to trialing and adopting a set of standardised transparency provisions to be included in government outsourcing contracts, drawing […]

Institute for Government Recommends Transparency Provisions for Public Procurement

Two of the big themes of this government in terms of public procurement have been the issues around the performance of some of the key […]

Making Government spend data more useful and a new LinkedIn discussion

We've written recently about the publication of Government spend data and whether it actually tells us anything useful.  Al Collier, Head of Procurement at Norfolk […]

UK Government spend data – does it really tell us anything?

As the Guardian says, publication of all Whitehall spend over £25K "could be remembered as a leap forward in the transparency of government – or […]