Category: Good Practice

Market Engagement Best Practice Report from the SPP Regions

Market Engagement Best Practice Report – a new publication from the SPP regions project


Public Versus Private Sector Procurement: A Research Agenda?

Craven and Butler comment and suggest further work


Happy Holidays and Useful Reading …

A selection of papers and reports for you to consider


NAO On Commercial And Contract Management – Organisational Capability

Governance, tools and tech covered under this heading


Human Rights And Business Report – Government Guidance Confusing For Buyers

UK government lacks commitment, could do more in own supply chain


EU Catalogue – ICT Standards for Public Procurement

A new platform streamlining EU public procurement guidelines and regulations


Brexit Negotiations – Letting the Other Side “Win”

Having both parties feel good about the outcome is desirable in negotiations


Buying Professional Services – Developing Requirements and Specifications

What is the difference between a requirement and a specification?


National Audit Office Best Practice Guidance (Part 5) – Clarify Commercial and Operational Balance

Roles, responsibilities and capability – an area the NAO perceives as generally weak in UK government


National Audit Office Best Practice Guidance (Part 4) – Tailor Capability to Risks & Opportunities

Many of the disasters of public procurement in recent years have been about contract management