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Global Public Procurement Conference Part 3 – The Human Touch
Craig Brewin continues his three-part report from the Global Public Procurement Conference. Part 1 is here and Part 2 here. This is the final part of my coverage of the Global Public Procurement Conference held in Washington DC in September. As the...
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UK Cabinet Office Plans for Tracking Supplier Finances and Performance

8 Nov 2018
The UK Cabinet Office has announced wide-ranging plans to better analyse supplier finances and performance. They will require suppliers to reveal more information about their financial health as part of government changes following the Carillion collapse. A government database will track up to five...

Marine Industry e-Procurement Survey and Report

8 Nov 2018
ShipServ, procurement platform for the maritime industry, have an interesting report out called “e-Procurement in maritime: a roadmap to 2021 and beyond.” It is aimed at C-level executives, senior managers and procurement managers in the maritime industry. It lays out the state of...

UK CCS New Agreement To Increase Use of Public Sector Renewable Energy

8 Nov 2018
“The government has announced it’s making it easier for public bodies to reduce their carbon footprint, by launching a new agreement which makes renewable energy easier to source” – says Facilities Management Journal. Category Lead for Utilities and Fuels at Crown Commercial Service...

Driving Sustainability in European Public Procurement – Event Coming Soon!

5 Nov 2018
We are proud to be supporting a conference later this month in Brussels – an event we thought you would be interested to hear about. Driving Sustainability in European Public Procurement is taking place in Brussels on November 27th and it’s free to attend for public procurement leaders,...
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Global Public Procurement Conference Part 2 – Transformers

5 Nov 2018
Craig Brewin continues his three-part report from the Global Public Procurement Conference. Part 1 is here. This is the second article on the Global Public Procurement Conference held in Washington in September, and looks at some of the issues of implementation. The conference looks like it is...

Global Public Procurement Conference 2018 – The Star Trek Future

1 Nov 2018
You may remember earlier this year we published a series of articles on procurement’s role in disaster recovery from Craig Brewin. Craig is a Caribbean-based procurement professional, and he reports now from the recent Global Public Procurement Conference. “So Star Trek I love it” said...

No Deal Brexit Pledge of a New Online Procurement Portal to Replace OJEU

26 Sep 2018
  “It’s our duty as a responsible government to prepare for all eventualities, including ‘no deal’, until we can be certain of the outcome of those (UK/EU) negotiations,” says Gov.uk. This refers to, in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit, what the government is putting in place...

Another Look At Ukraine’s Public Procurement System

24 Aug 2018
We have written a fair amount over the past few years on the Ukrainian public sector e-procurement system, ProZorro, from its inception, to its successes, to more recent controversy around its effectiveness. It was introduced to enhance transparency and address corruption in national commercial...

Disaster And Emergency Part 6: Lessons for the Procurement Profession

25 Jul 2018
Finalising his series on Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the Caribbean Development Bank special conference, procurement coach and commentator Craig Brewin discusses the role of procurement and the lessons we can learn from those experiences. The rest...
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UK CCS New Agreement To Increase Use of Public Sector Renewable Energy

8 Nov 2018
“The government has announced it’s making it easier for public bodies to reduce their carbon footprint, by launching a new agreement which makes renewable energy easier to source” – says Facilities Management Journal. Category Lead for Utilities and Fuels at Crown Commercial Service...

Driving Sustainability in European Public Procurement – Event Coming Soon!

5 Nov 2018
We are proud to be supporting a conference later this month in Brussels – an event we thought you would be interested to hear about. Driving Sustainability in European Public Procurement is taking place in Brussels on November 27th and it’s free to attend for public procurement leaders,...

NHS Price Comparison Tool Saves £288 million

1 Nov 2018
UK NHS Improvement has announced that “Trusts across England saved £288 million in the last financial year by securing the best deals for commonly bought items, such as syringes, disposable gloves, loo roll and shoe covers.” A price comparison tool allows Trusts to view the most expensive and...

EcoProcura 2018 — Conference Highlights, Interviews and Procura+ Winners

16 Oct 2018
EcoProcura 2018, the international conference on sustainable, strategic, circular and innovation public procurement, took place earlier this month in the Netherlands. We couldn’t attend unfortunately, but here are some of the highlights from the event we thought you might find of interest. Dr....

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Managing Director, Public Spend Forum Europe
Peter Smith is Director for Public Spend Forum in Europe and leads our work in that region. He is also Managing Editor of Spend Matters UK/ Europe and has been around procurement for 30 years as a manager, CPO and consultant. He was Procurement Director (CPO) for the UK's largest non-military government department in the 1990s, as well as holding that role in two major private sector firms, and was a non-executive director for two major public agencies. As a consultant he has advised government in the UK and more widely on procurement issues at the highest levels. He is a former President of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and is a regular speaker at conferences and workshops. His first book, "Buying Professional Services", co-authored with Fiona Czerniawska, was published in June 2010 by The Economist Books.
Publishing Director, Public Spend Forum Europe
Nancy has 25 years of professional editorial and writing experience, including 15 years within the IT analyst publishing industry. She previously served as EMEA Head of Publishing for Gartner Inc. with responsibility for all client-facing analysis and reports, and prior to that as Managing Editor within the Dun & Bradstreet group. Most recently, she was Editorial Director for a technology PR firm. She has extensive experience of producing and authoring customer reference programmes, thought-leadership papers and newsletters. Nancy holds a BA (Honours) in Linguistics and Modern Languages.
Procurement Professional and Company Director, London Universities Purchasing Consortium
Head of Procurement, London South Bank University

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