2. European Commission revisits its third country access to public procurement markets. Albert has already commented on the proposal and I should do the same - after all I wrote a paper on this for the European Parliament back in 2013.
3. Speaking of Albert, he's running a NHS & procurement event in Bristol next June. If you want to meet him beforehand, you can always attend the (free) conference I am running on March 4th in London.
4. The Hashtag That Stymied Corruption in Kyrgyzstan. Interesting use of #mychair and #120armchairs hashtag to criticise the purchase of 120 chairs for $34,000. I wonder if we should have done the same for the #cutleryservice.
5. A couple new episodes of the Public Procurement Podcast are up. Sarah Schoenmaekers and Richard Craven were the most recent additions. Guilherme Lichand is coming up next Monday.