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This is a list of useful sites with content closely related to public procurement
The Office of Government Commerce
The Office of Government Commerce was formally launched by Andrew Smith, Chief Secretary
to the Treasury with the remit of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of
the Government's L13 billion annual civil procurement budget. The OGC has been set
up with the intention of becoming the Government's centre of excellence in procurement
for up to 200 Government Departments, non-governmental bodies and agencies.
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) is an international organisation,
based in the UK, serving the purchasing and supply profession. Dedicated to promoting
best practice, CIPS provides a wide range of services for the benefit of members
and the wider business community.
CIPS provides a programme of continuous improvement in professional standards and
raises awareness of the contribution that purchasing and supply makes to corporate,
national and international prosperity. In 1992, CIPS was awarded a Royal Charter
in recognition of its leading role.
The UK's leading journal of public service life. Facilitating the 'joined up government'
agenda. Informed comment and analysis from a distinguished Editorial Board. Articles,
Case Studies, Features and Forums. Relevant information from Central Government,
the wider Public Sector and Industry experts.
European Commission Directorate General - Internal
The role of the Internal Market Directorate-General (DG) is to co-ordinate the European
Commission's overall policy to ensure that the European Internal Market functions
effectively and to formulate and execute Commission policy in key areas of the Single
Market. The aim is to eliminate unjustified obstacles to the free movement of goods
and services and to freedom of establishment.
The Treasury is the department responsible for formulating and putting into effect
the UK Government's financial and economic policy. The Treasury's overall aim is
to raise the rate of sustainable growth, and achieve rising prosperity, through
creating economic and employment opportunities for all.
Supply Management is the official magazine of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing
and Supply (CIPS). The institute has over 27,000 members, based mainly in the UK
but also overseas, and is one of the world's foremost bodies for purchasing, procurement
and supply management professionals.
Supply Management magazine is published fortnightly on behalf of CIPS by Personnel
Publications Ltd in London and has a total readership of over 50,000 an issue. It
is sent automatically to all CIPS members and is available to others through an
European Institute of Public Administration
Created in 1981 at the time of the first European Council held in Maastricht, EIPA
is unique in that it is supported by the administrations of the Member States of
the European Union (EU) and the European Commission, which contribute to its financing
(for instance, it has a budget line in the annual budget of the EU) and form its
Board of Governors. Its principal mission, as stated in its Constitution, is to
"provide civil servants and other interested parties with training courses
of a European character relating to public administration in the European Union".
International Project Finance Association
An international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and representing
the interests of executives and companies involved in project finance, Public Private
Partnerships and Private Finance Initiatives around the world.