Riding to forum


I’ve just been thrown back into a labyrinthine maze that makes up the buying rules for my employer. While in private sector, the employer has some delegations of authority, one or more board policies, and maybe a guidance from the user and away a corporate buyer goes to source the product or services. My current employer is a Federal government agency. So it is required to comply with all sorts of legislation, rules, policies, framework, processes etc whenever it wishes to buy something. I was introduced to this warehouse of rules and regulations in my first few days, and this morning I attended a forum (at the National Library and organised by the Department of Finance) and I was reminded again of the careful navigation required. The work will remain interesting I suppose…

Equally interesting is my ride to the National Library. To get there, I had to ride past the Commonwealth Avenue which overlooks the Lake Burley Griffin. I also had to ride around it to get to/from the library. It was surreal – riding when it was between 0 and 1 degree in the morning, on the periphery of the lake. I could get used to this…

To Forum From Forum

During the forum I received a text message which could prove interesting development ahead…

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