What are the differences between procurement in the public and the private sectors? That is something I have often been asked at conferences and events, and in private conversations, over the years. Sometimes the question is focused on differences in process, or the regulations and policy “rules” that govern procurement, or on the skills and…
We review this fascinating technology firm with an interesting range of eProcurement products and services.
Selling to the public sector – three vital lessons for potential suppliers.
Talking to a very senior government procurement executive recently, I was told that their latest recruits included several from the top blue-chip consulting firms.
Bringing together opinion and news for procurement professionals and suppliers interested in European public sector procurement.
Keeping up with the kids – a challenge to tech firms
The new EU Directives may make procurement fraud and corruption more likely if they lead to less rigour and more subjectivity in the processes.
On 27th May, the 2nd European e-Public Procurement Conference was held in Lisbon at the Instituto Superior Técnico. The programme delivered various presentations on e-procurement in the public sector and perspectives were represented from 21 countries around Europe and from the European Commission to discuss the use of technology in public procurement and the challenges…
Market informed sourcing / optimisation – has its time come?
The recent merger of two large French outsourcing firms may be positive for the firms involved, but arguably it is not good news for the many public sector organisations who are customers or Steria and Sopra. Technically, it is a friendly acquisition of Steria by Sopra, and the new firm, creatively called Sopra Steria Group,…
Innovation Procurement has been a hot topic for public procurement for some years. But it is also a confusing topic – we still find practitioners who look at it in three different ways.
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