Procurement Observations

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

300 government schools in Rajasthan to be run on PPP mode: Rajendra Rathore

Schools, whose results are below average will be run on PPP mode. (Representative image/Express photo)<p>The Rajasthan Cabinet today decided that 300 …

The Spanish government approves a new public procurement bill

On 10 August 2017 the Official Journal of Spanish Parliament (Boletín Oficial de las Cortes Generales)published the version approved by…

Procurement

BCCA report concludes that procurement can drive innovation

The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) recently published a report called Procuring Innovation. According to the document, the …

The Evolution of Wisconsin’s IT Procurement Best Practices Playbook

Richard PenningtonWisconsin’s Bureau of Procurement recently won a George Cronin Award for Procurement Excellence for its IT and negotiation …

Management

What Big Data & Digital Can Tell You about Your Localization Spend

Share<p>Procurement is moving into a more strategic, consultative role, giving CPOs more influence in the C-Suite than ever. But procurement wouldn’t …

Public Procurement Authority creates units to tackle sole sourcing

The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has created the Due Diligence/Value for Money, and Procurement Audit Units as part of efforts to forestall the …

Simon Randall: Freedom from EU procurement rules will be a huge Brexit prize

<i> Simon Randall CBE is a former Bromley councillor and has been advising local authorities on procurement matters for many years.</i>One of the biggest …

Brexit

Railways to Opt for Reverse Bidding to Reduce Procurement Expenditure

While an e-procurement process was already in place, ministry officials feel that it hasn’t brought down expenses enough.<p><b>New Delhi:</b> Aiming at …

BUREAUCRACY TODAY

MSME Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Panda reviewed the implementation of Public Procurement Policy by various PSUs in National SC and ST Hub Conclave held …

State could be Blockchain leader if Government takes initiative - expert

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 Guidelines

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 …

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 …

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 …

Grenfell Tower

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> …

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 …

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

An over 100-year-old government procurement arm, the Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D), will be shut down this fiscal year, <i>Press</i> …

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.Most introductory economics students …

Education

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 …

Government unveils tit-for-tat public procurement policy

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

<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 …