by Jonathan Mak
At the conclusion of International Public Procurement Conference - IPPC5 in 2012, a challenge was set by RFPSOLUTIONS' Jonathan Mak to departing participants to define “procurement.” There does not seem to be a single, obvious answer, with definitions perhaps differing with the respondent and their relation to the topic. Is a single off-the-shelf purchase “procurement”? What if it is part of an overall strategy? Is “procurement” achieving contracts, outcomes, or something else? The answers to these questions, and others, are extremely important to those affected by the discipline.
Author Jonathan Mak explores this broader topic of the nature of “procurement,” in general and in terms of “public procurement,” in order to frame the discourse on procurement, and to examine what it may mean for those in and around the field.
Read Jonathan's Article: "What is Procurement" and others by RFPS' staff below. If you have any questions, or you have a procurement topic you'd like us to reasearch for an article, feel free to contact us today.
Below are a number of Articles written by RFPSOLUTIONS' very own staff. Each article addresses a specific topic relevant to Governement Procurement and the RFP Process. These articles are in Adobe PDF format, you will need to use Acrobat Reader.
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Cliquez ici pour obtenir la liste d’articles rédigés en français par l’équipe de RFPSOLUTIONS. Chaque article traite d’un sujet lié aux marchés publics et au processus de DP.