Market Intelligence

In partnership with One Defense, the market intelligence page provides resources to help you better understand market trends, competitive landscapes and purchasing strategies in the government contracting and public procurement.

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With 2016 being one of the most active years for federal IT contracts, 2017 is shaping up to be one the most competitive. Several large, high-ceiling, government-wide acquisition contracting vehicles (GWACs) hit the street last calendar year, with approximately ...
Last summer, the US government laid out the ground rules for a policy requiring the release of source code for federally-funded websites, apps, and other software projects. The new rules, called the Federal Source Code policy , include a mandate for ...
Understanding markets and supplier capabilities is critical to engaging a market, developing a purchasing strategy and meeting your organizational needs. Given how time intensive and time-consuming market intelligence can be, we have tried to make the ...
Whether you're buying off a common contract or preparing your own solicitation, with shifting responsibilities and definitions, custodial services can be a slippery category to grasp. In this edition of our purchasing insights series, learn about the ...
Professor David Wyld and Public Spend Forum Chairman Raj Sharma interviewed dozens of public and private sector leaders to identify issues that ail public procurement of IT and practical ways to fix it. This report presents practical recommendations for ...
Managing a category like the personal computer market can be tricky, not only because of the breadth of offerings, but the number of potential suppliers. This quick reference guide for buyers in the PC market should help inform your buy. Read More ...
With so many options and configurations, printers and other hardware is often cited as a difficult category to wrangle. With that in mind, we've put together a quick reference guide with data and market insights, to help inform your buy. The following ...

Perspectives and Insights

Why Don't Small Businesses Sell To The Government?

Former White House procurement policy chief Steve Kelman dives into the details.
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Wrongheaded Push For Government Contracts Transparency

This new act will do nothing to improve value for taxpayers by reducing competition and raising costs.
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10 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Professional Buying Organisations (PBOs)

Think you know about PBOs and what they do in the procurement process? Here are ten interesting facts.
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Policies and Regulations

President Trump Revokes Entirety Of Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order

Trump's revocation of Obama's controversial order impacts paycheck transparency rule, as well.
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Claiming Damages Resulting From An Unfavorable CPARS Rating

Firms may have a new weapon against unfair, biased, or inaccurate past performance reviews.
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Procurement Challenge – UK Government Pays Out £100 Million

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the UK has not appealed a challenge and must now pay out £100 Million.
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