Links I Liked [Public Procurement]

1. 18F is developing a a modern shared digital authentication platform. Good idea, but the pitfalls are on the execution and take up as we've seen with so many previous attempts. 18F is also sporting a gorgeous new look.

2. For start-ups, the path to public procurement contracts is fraught with difficulty. Agreed, and mentioned here many times already.

3. 14 countries pledge to make public contracting 'open by default'. Welcome news. Now, for the implementation pains...

4. Salvation Army decides to centralise procurement.

5. Peter Smith reports some procurement troubles with online drivers tests in the UK. Oh, dear.