Links I Liked [Public Procurement]

1. Commission is organising a bio-based economy workshop. It's on procurement and I got a shout out from Bertrand Wert on twitter about it.

2. Ph.D opportunity in procurement and gender equality at Queen Mary University.

3. The benefits of open contracting. Interesting read, especially for Albert :). In my view it downplays some competition risks during the procedure (I'm with Albert on this bit) and does not touch the potential for arbitrage reduction arising from price(s) being published.

4. A/B testing for Government services. I would love to take this methodology (or even a RCT - a boy can dream) and apply it to procurement. What really works and what metrics can we improve?

5. Abnormally low offers (in French). Somme comments from France.