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Access to spend data is not the same as access to meaningful intelligence

March 29, 2011

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NOTE: The following is today’s post from the Rosslyn Analytics Blog. Governments are significant purchasers of goods and services and these markets represent huge opportunities for international trade.  Measuring government procurement for a large number of countries, in a consistent manner, is not a trivial task and careful attention must be paid to ensure that […]

Europe seeks access to lucrative Canadian contracts (but what does it really mean to Canadian business?)

July 27, 2010

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Meetings in Brussels between the EU and Canada this month ran longer than expected as negotiators considered allowing European bids for public works contracts in Canada worth an estimated $100 billion a year . . . European industry wants access to Canada’s regional and local public works contracts, from provincial energy infrastructure to municipal water […]

Procurement ombudsman says Federal buying policy unwittingly helping to create monopolies

July 26, 2010

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“A supplier taking all the work ultimately leads to a monopoly.  As the number of bidders shrink, service declines, and prices and profit margins creep upward, said procurement expert Jon Hansen, who runs a consultancy called Procurement Insights.” from Federal buying policy raises alarm (Government unwittingly helping to create monopolies, procurement ombudsman says) by Kathryn […]