ePractice: eProcurement Workshop 25 May 2011 - Robert Deller
<ul><li>ePractice Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>“ eProcurement in the time of economic crisis” </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels, 25 May 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Politics of eProcurement in times of economic crisis </li></ul>Robert Deller, Ph.D. MARKESS International, Inc Washington, D.C., USA and Paris, France
As an extension of acquisition to support government programs, eProcurement supports two objectives. eProcurement But the strategies involved may require a political approach. Functional Technological Each requires improved performance. In times of economic crisis, attention must be paid to greater efficiency as well as improving government performance and private sector economic recovery. Interoperability Mechanisms offer a realistic path.
Political Drivers <ul><li>Two eProcurement drivers for cost reduction can be identified. </li></ul><ul><li>Need for Interoperability (semantic and operational model) </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations for standard operations (technological) </li></ul>Interoperability is an objective for shared common solutions within or across European state boundaries in seeking greater commonality and cohesion. Technology standard operations for eProcurement allow for smooth interaction between suppliers and government programs.
What drives the Drivers? <ul><li>For performance gains, public need is the driver. </li></ul>For procurement (in any form), the economy is the driver. Stewardship provided by government serves the interests of both public and private sectors.
Focus of Stewardship <ul><li>Continued support to the public sector creates demand for interoperability. </li></ul>Beware hidden relationships between public and private sector players, at levels above procurement. Marketplace competition reduces costs of products and services. Open procurement processes, and ease of access to opportunities, promote business efficiencies. Gained procurement efficiencies reduce cost to government, and relaxes pressure of taxes on the public. Standard operations for procurement facilitates money transfer.
To optimize eProcurement . . . <ul><li>How important is interoperability, really ? </li></ul>Any other questions ? Does economic crisis really influence eProcurement ? To what extent are cross border operations a reality ? What determines effectiveness of standards ? How influential are developers ? How demanding is the public ?
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