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Virginia Honor Leaves Me Both Humbled and Speechless by Jon Hansen

December 29, 2014


An amazing honor for which I am both speechless and humbled . . . I received today an American Flag that was flown over the Virginia State Capital in Richmond in recognition of my contribution to the 2014 Public Procurement Forum. In the accompanying letter the Director wrote that my presentation on “Bridging the Disconnect […]

Risk Aversion, Bad faith and Scams by Ian Burdon

November 13, 2013


I have written here previously about problems of risk aversion in a process driven public procurement culture which I think is a real problem. With that in mind, Jon expressed his concern about the decision in Envoy Relocation Services Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 ONSC 2034 commenting that: “In fact if anything, I am […]

Sustainability and Finance by Ian Burdon

November 4, 2013


Editor’s Note: Ian Burdon is currently the Director of Strategic Business Development at Elcom, Inc.  Prior to joining Elcom, Ian held senior positions with the Scottish Government including Head of eProcurement Scotland.  The views in this article represent his personal views and do not reflect the views of Elcom. As I discussed in my last […]

A Living Wage by Dr. Gordon Murray

July 30, 2013


Editor’s Note: The following is a post by Dr. Gordon Murray from our Procurement Insights European Union Edition Blog, that raises what I believe is a very interesting overall question . . . to what degree should public sector procurement be used as a lever to achieve social and economic policy objectives. Ed Miliband is […]

PI Window on Business Debuts on Blog Talk Radio on March 26, 2009

March 9, 2009


We’ve finally done it!  In our first step towards providing our readership with the ultimate multimedia experience, Procurement Insights is pleased to launch the PI Window on Business talk show. Airing every Thursday from 12:30 to 1:00 PM EST on Blog Talk Radio, the 30 minute format will bring the posts from the Procurement Insights […]