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Google drops plans to compete for JEDI while IBM recently submitted a bid protest over the $10 billion cloud contract and HHS experiments with blockchain to transform acquisition. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for October 12, 2018. IBM Protesting ...
When it comes to buying cyber security, it’s hard to know where to even start. A constantly changing threat environment and the diversity of government IT networks make it complicated to determine how cyber security fits into the procurement lifecycle. In situations like this, ...
Ask yourself the following question: What is the adjective most commonly used to modify the phrase “government contracts” in mainstream-media articles? The answer, I’m pretty sure, is “lucrative.” As in, “X company or individual won lucrative government contracts for…” Pay ...
Market research is an essential an ongoing task for any procurement professional.  But so are many other aspects of procurement; contracting, negotiations, supplier reviews—you name it.  We all know we should be keeping on top of market and pricing trends, but when you’re tasked ...
Market Research Made Easy With Public Spend Forum As public sector organizations continue to modernize technology and bring citizen services online, cyber hackers and bad actors are designing new techniques to exploit every weakness they find. It’s a cat and mouse ...
  • Thanks for joining!  Great to have you as part of this growing community. ------------------------------ Raj Sharma Public Spend Forum Washington DC ------------------------------

  • Hello to everyone, Today had managed to find time to fill my profile and I am happy that I was accepted in this highly valued community. Just wanted to say hello. I think it`s a great platform to share knowledge and learn from various procurement professionals across the globe. ...

  • Joe, you have an inspiring attitude about the way a procurement organization should try to "count it" and "just do the math" in order to bring TCO value into the procurement decision. You believe that TCO, in all of its flavors, can be invested with enough substance to stand ...

  • I wrote this comment after reading Dr. Kelman's article - "Kudos - superb article.  Light touch advantages over harsh bureaucracy.  Applies equally to both public and private sector.  At the heart of Dr. Kelman's observation is actionable 360-degree feedback that essentially ...

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  • ​Fantastic article and summary of the issues on cost reductions and tenure of a CPO. In my experience in a variety of industries as a corporate procurement" plumber"( always brought in to clean up), I saw that issues you mentioned . There was a real lack of understanding by ...

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    Innovation

    ​I am looking for examples of public procurement models for tendering and cost reductions which have cost reductions and cost driver built into the RFQ process. Is anyone doing this and looking to use more private sector approaches to control costs and cost increases? ------------------------------ ...