Procurement Observations

By Prof Amit | A collection of interesting readings for procurement professionals

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News (Ireland)

Drowning in Data, Cities Turn to 'Citizen Scientists'

Government has a data problem. Put simply, it collects so much of it that it struggles to analyze most of it.<p>Of course, states and localities already …

Big Data

OGP publishes new Public Procurement Guidelines and updated Template Documents

On 5 July 2017, the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) published a new set of guidelines on the procurement of goods and services (the …

Procurement

Public procurement portal, CII sign MoU to create awareness

Text resize <b>A</b><b>A</b><p>New Delhi, Aug 14 (PTI) Public procurement portal GeM and industry body CII have inked a pact to create awareness about online purchase …

India

Sustainable Procurement Requires Perseverance

Your CEO just made a major announcement: From now on, your company will purchase only goods and services from sustainable suppliers. The announcement …

Sustainability

Costs of public-private partnership

<b>LAHORE:</b> Successive governments have continued privatising government assets since 1990s. The outcome is a ‘small government’ which is quite …

Pakistan

We need to centralise UK public contracts

Expecting individual councils and housing associations to run their own construction procurement was asking for trouble, even before the tragic fire<p>The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire and the problems being highlighted in other tower blocks demonstrate that the traditional model of construction …

Rwanda moves to electronic procurement

<b>AOS Ltd, a Rwandan Information Technology Systems Integrator, has developed an electronic procurement system for the Government of Rwanda. Dubbed</b> …

Project Management

Infibeam and partners get contract to manage Government e-Commerce Marketplace

<i>By Nikhil Pahwa ( @nixxin , +NikhilPahwa , nikhil@medianama.com ) July 27, 2017 <br>Share This: Share via Email</i><p>Infibeam and its partners have won the …

India

Kenya’s new railway and the emergence of the “government-to-government procurement” method

Kenya recently launched its high-capacity, high-speed standard gauge railway (SGR) for passenger and freight transportation, which currently runs …

Africa

Commerce Ministry To Shut Down Government’s 100-Year-Old Procurement Arm This Fiscal

Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals will soon be shut down.

India

The Unlikely Couple: The Rise of Public-Private Partnerships in the United States

Former First Lady Michelle Obama visiting the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School in 2009.<p>Most introductory economics students …

New Guide - Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain

A new guide for public procurement practitioners has been published. “Protecting human rights in the supply chain” gives good advice on how …

EBRD and UK support public procurement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The FINANCIAL -- The EBRD, with support from the UK government, is launching a technical cooperation programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina to improve …

Digital supply networks strengthen procurement strategy

Perspectives<p>How disruptive technologies and tools can enhance your procurement mission and management<p>​Procurement has grown significantly more …

Innovation

Government unveils tit-for-tat public procurement policy

Procurement

Lessons learned from the government’s biggest attempt to fix tech procurement

Late last year, on a beautiful fall Sunday morning, I found myself in a windowless conference room in a run down DC office building pouring over a …

Norway bans palm oil-based biofuel in its public procurement

Another first for Norway<p>The decision to ban palm oil-based biofuel comes a year – almost to the day – after Norway’s unparalleled and internationally …

“Sustainable procurement” new buzzword for Indian Railways

The Indian Railways have initiated the process of bringing green concerns to the centrality of its operations in an attempt to change in the way it …

FIFA adds human rights standards into contracts - Supply Management

<b>FIFA has added human rights and sustainability standards into the contracts associated with staging the World Cup.</b><p>The association said it made the …

U.S. Federal Government Spending is Now a Single, Unified Data Set

on May 9, 2017 at 12:42 pm<p>Shares 659<p>It’s been many years in the making, but spending data from the U.S. Federal Government is now all unified in one …

U.S. Treasury

India’s first ‘private’ railway station Habibganj to come up near Bhopal

<b>Bhopal:</b> If all goes according to plan, Habibganj in the suburbs of Bhopal will redefine the concept of a railway station in India. The country’s …

QuickTake: Trump's Public-Private Partnership Push

In today’s “QuickTake,” Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn takes a look at funding infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships. She speaks on …

Bloomberg Markets

Negotiation in Public Sector Procurement — Why Does it Matter?

The perception from those who do not know the public sector well is that every aspect of procurement is process driven. Regulations in different …

Public Procurement Law - Concession Contracts Directive transposed into Irish Law

On the 18 May 2017, Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform signed the European Union (Award of Concession Contracts

Procurement

Radha Chauhan appointed CEO of govts online procurement wing

Text resize <b>A</b><b>A</b><p>New Delhi, Jun 6 (PTI) Senior bureaucrat Radha Chauhan was today appointed Chief Executive Officer of Government e- Marketplace (GeM), …

Nigeria: NBA Berates Government for Bypassing Public Procurement Act On New Refineries

[Guardian] Lokoja -The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday criticised the Federal Government on its recent decision to build new refineries …

Nigeria

Max Nefyodov: Ukraine's public procurement solution

Public procurement reform is often cited as one of the most successful examples of reforms in Ukraine.<p>It has, therefore, become common by saying …

Benchmarking Approach to Improve the Public Procurement Process