Links I Liked [Public Procurement]

Busy week for procurement news/tidbits it seems:

1. Abby Semple replied to my entry about life cycle costing. She has a paper on the subject-matter link between award criteria and environmental considerations (ungated copy here).

2. Public procurement needs a higher profile. Fully agreed.

3. Will more public services in the UK be outsourced, sorry "spun out"?

4. Spain could not care less about its transparency portal (in Spanish). It covers more than just procurement, but the need to use an electronic ID card (which based on my previous run ins with Spanish bureaucracy means only the Spanish ones will do) as an identification mechanism makes as much sense as a drug dealer asking a buyer to provide ID.

5. Further blockchain developments could help my crazy idea of using something similar in procurement.