1. Albert comments on the recent European Court of Auditors Special Report on procurement. Report itself is here.
4. A friendly reminder that (some) contracting authorities in the UK are expected to publish their contract information on Contracts Finder. I would suggest a not-so friendly reminder of consequences arising from legal obligations as that tends to sharpen compliance minds.
5. Public procurement pilot shows promise for small producers. Interesting use of Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), of which more should be set up instead of closed framework agreements. It's fascinating DPS has not been used more in the wild. I guess old habits die hard.