Social Value in procurement

Jul 10, 2018

Buying organisations are acutely aware of the need to demonstrate good value returns when spending public money.  Traditionally, particularly in the case of strategic, more complex procurement, this has been a case of getting the best balance of solution capability and price.

Globally, there has been an increasing trend towards introducing wider benefits through public spending. Especially…

Aerospace and defence procurement: Achieving value for money

May 29, 2018

Dale Shermon, QinetiQ, and Philip Lear, Commerce Decisions, look at practical ways to improve the procurement process to ensure better value for money.

The challenges of procuring tomorrow’s Smart Cities

May 24, 2018

As populations continue to grow there is an ever-increasing government mandate not only to build new housing developments and towns in the most efficient manner possible, but also to underpin them with new technology that will bring positive benefits throughout the fabric of society. These will include bringing communities together, reducing negative impacts on the environment and helping to save…

How to excel at evaluation

May 14, 2018

Excel® is proven to be effective for delivering simple tender evaluations.  If there are a small number of evaluators and just a few documents to manage then it remains the simplest approach to evaluation.  Scores can be captured in numerical format (0-10, 0-5), percentages or, for more advanced users, through the use of pivot tables, in adjectives (excellent, good, fair, poor etc).  Questions can…

Insights, interactions and sharing the benefits of AWARD® across Canada

Jan 17, 2018

With four events in one week, November was an extremely busy time for the for the Commerce Decisions team in Canada. The events comprised the Canadian Public Procurement Forum (CPPC) in Ottawa; 25th Annual CCPPP National Conference in Toronto; the Canadian Urban Transit Authority Forum (CUTA) and the Department of International Trade (DIT) Rail/Infrastructure Mission, both held in Toronto.  The…

Recognising PPP excellence across the Asia Pacific region

Dec 15, 2017

I was excited to be part of Partnerships Bulletin’s inaugural PPP Asia Pacific Conference and Awards ceremony in Sydney at the end of November.  

The event kicked off with an innovative PPP Hub Roundtables format. This interactive session which was sponsored by Commerce Decisions, provided an excellent opportunity for Professional Services Director, Peter Marshall, and I, to talk directly…

Celebrating Canadian success in the P3 market

Nov 28, 2017

Phil Lear and I recently attended the P3 Hub Americas conference, held at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. Now in its fourth year, the event provided an excellent opportunity for us to meet leading figures in the P3 marketplace from Canada, America and Latin America and to hear first hand about developments over the last year as well as where the market is heading in 2018.


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