Revisiting e-Procurement

e-Procurement was a  much hyped topic since 2000. Then interest waned. Perhaps, it is undergoing the long overdue time for reflection, integration and consolidation. This article looks where the hype’s tail ended.

The first article is the e-Procurement survey of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) report which was commissioned by the Procurement Harmonization Project of the […]

ADB Business Opportunities Fair

The first ADB Business Opportunities Fair will be held in Manila from 16-17 November 2009.   This is the first event of its kind sponsored by ADB, in response to the demand for a ‘one-stop’ educational and networking forum for consultants, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and potential investors looking to do business under ADB projects. […]

Capacity Assessment Tools

There are many methods for assessing procurement capacity. At least in the health sector, there are three mothers of all  other toolkits: (a) OECD’s Methodology for Assessment of National Procurement Systems, (b) World Bank’s Assessment of Agency’s Capacity to Procure Health Sector Goods, and (c) Global Fund’s (GF) Procurement and Supply Management Assessment Tool. Despite […]