Browsing All Posts filed under »Procurement Trends«

Procurement Insights welcomes Dr. John Rigby as a regular columnist to talk about leveraging public procurement to drive innovation

July 5, 2012


On June 28th I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. John Rigby who is one of the UK’s top experts and champions on leveraging public sector procurement as a tool to drive innovation. In the 30 minute segment titled “Public Procurement and Innovation: Towards a European Scheme,” Dr. Rigby provided an interesting perspective on what […]

Procurement Insights Exclusive: Taking An Advanced Look at the New Book by Source One’s Dorn and Payne

October 6, 2011


A funny thing about momentum . . . it has a kind of unique way of feeding off of itself to the point of gaining a critical mass that affords one with opportunities they might not normally have had. From exclusive interviews with senior executives to breaking news tips, having the real inside track on […]

Colin Cram’s 5 Recommendations for a Successful Government Procurement Contest

September 27, 2011


Similar to the Coles Notes or, the . . . For Dummies series of books, 30 year plus UK public sector veteran Colin Cram has, as a lead in to our October interview on the PI Window on Blog Talk Radio, provided his five recommendations for a successful procurement contest initiative. For those who may […]

Gatineau Launches New Supplier Portal: Is it the start of a new era?

September 23, 2011


NOTE: Here is the on-demand link to my interview with the City of Gatineau’s Alain d’Entremeont, Head of Public Relations @ Gatineau’s New Supplier Portal. As the City of Gatineau launches its new supplier portal does this mark a new era of engagement in the Capital Region? I will be seeking the answer to this […]

Fiscal realities and Government contracting (Part 4): Supplier cause and effect

September 9, 2011


It is a funny thing that as a writer when you put the virtual pen to paper you never really know what will or will not strike a note with your readers.  All you can truly hope is that your passion for the subject matter coupled with sound research practices will  prove worthy of consideration […]

Fiscal realities and Government contracting (Part 3): Compliance over Value?

September 8, 2011


Government contracting must be conducted in a manner that will: stand the test of public scrutiny and reflect fairness in the spending of public funds; respect operational requirements; support long-term industrial and regional development and other appropriate national objectives, including aboriginal economic development; and comply with the government’s obligations under the trade agreements. from the […]

Fiscal realities and Government contracting (Part 2): Understanding the purchasing connection

September 8, 2011


The drop in real estate values and its impact on property taxes is easy to envision. But that’s just part of the problem. Deeper seated is linkage between housing construction, and the many ways that home sales and building activity affect state and local government revenues. from the November 2010 Governing magazine article “The Housing […]

Procurement Contests Review 3-Part Series

September 5, 2011


Just a quick not to my readers . . . For those who may have missed one of the posts in last week’s 3-Part Procurement Contests Review series, I have created a dedicated page that will provide you with easy access to each post as well as provide you with a venue through which you […]

Government procurement contests (Part 3): A question of (IP) ownership

September 1, 2011


NOTE: The following is an article that was originally published on August 7th, 2008 under the heading Finding the hidden Intellectual Property (IP) value in procurement contracts. While it focused on the unique services of the Future Path organization, its resonance relative to the emergence of procurement contests – especially within the public sector, is […]

Government procurement contests (Part 2): When innovative ideas collide . . .

August 31, 2011


Gèrard Quenneville, an Aylmer engineer who is acting as a liaison between the company and the city on the file, says, “The proposal deserved to be studied in depth.”  Mr. Quenville notes Alpine Energy had been working for four years on the proposal.  Both Mr. Quenville and Mr. Carrière met with Mayor Marc Bureau the […]