The Public Procurement Podcast (PPP) is a new and different way of disseminating knowledge related with public procurement. The PPP aims to provide a platform for Early Career Academics to talk about key topics of their research in a way and tone approachable to lay people. This project will run until March 2016 with a total of 20 episodes posted every other week.
The PPP is part of a wider project kindly sponsored by the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards which will include an Early Career Academic Day during the next Procurement Week conference to be held in March 2016.
Dr. Pedro Telles is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Swansea University. Pedro has been researching public procurement related topics for almost a decade, first with a Ph.D at Nottingham University and then as a Lecturer in Law at Bangor University’s Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies. While at Bangor he designed and implemented a simplified open procedure to be used for awarding contracts with a low value (£5,000 - £50,000) which has been endorsed by public and private organisations alike.
Pedro writes about procurement issues on his blog telles.eu where he is currently undertaking a “procurement tennis match” with Dr. Albert Sanchez-Graells from the University of Leicester, discussing and debating the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015, one Regulation a day.