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Public Procurement Trade-offs: Policy Goals Versus Value For Money

We wrote here about the trade-offs that we see in public procurement. Whether it is the balance between “policy through procurement” initiatives and more basic value for money, or the trade-off between flexibility and anti-corruption based processes, many aspects of government buying require consideration of those factors. For each of the trade-offs, we are going…


Trade-Offs In Public Procurement – Rigour Versus Speed

Trade-offs in public procurement and the detail of the potential conflicts


Procurement of Professional Services – Three Good Reasons Why Consultants Are Engaged

Success is more likely if the reason is understood!


Suppliers Who Fail To Deliver – a Public Procurement Dilemma

What do we do when suppliers don’t perform?


Availability of Procurement Documents – Guidance on EU and UK Legislation

Do you really need to have EVERYTHING available from the beginning?


Scotland Wants Public Procurement to Identify “Good Employers” – A Flawed and Impractical Approach

New guidance is political posturing


EU Can Learn from Canadian Procurement Ombudsman – Dr Pedro Telles Podcast

Dr Pedro Telles interviews Frank Brunetta


Evaluation in Procurement – Why the Moderation Process Is Important (Part 2)

How to execute the moderation process — three recommendations


Evaluation in Public Procurement – Why the Moderation Process Is Important

Understanding how to make it work and avoid challenge


Can Public Procurement Learn from the Private Sector? A Cautionary Tale

Tesco’s problems show that the private sector does not have all the answers