Links I Liked [Public Procurement]

1. Some worrying signs about care services procurement in the UK. To those in the know, last week's revelations on BBC's Panorama were not exactly news.

2. The 30-second guide to government spending. All that is true can be found on Reddit.

3. Barcelona and other sign statement calling for sustainable public procurement. No mention however of whom should pay for it.

4. The role of public procurement in boosting clean vehicle demand. "...or equivalient" is missing throughout the article. It is not for public procurement to make winners by mandating a specific technology in detriment of any other in the market.

5. EU Commission publishes feasibility study on joint cross-border procurement.

New Public Procurement Podcast episode is up

Podcast #30 of the Public Procurement Podcast is up on the usual place. This time, the interviewee is Niels Uenk, part-time Researcher at the Public Procurement Research Centre a joint interdisciplinary research centre of the universities of Utrecht and Twente. Before joining academia Niels worked 5 years as international consultant in supply chain and logistics optimization. He specialises in public procurement of long term / social health care services.