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7MI Essentials – #2 Organize Research Questions & Keywords

Aug 11, 2020
7MI Series – This article is the third of a 9-part series as we introduce the 7 Economics and Market Intelligence Essentials for Public Procurement. We will also be launching the 7MI Challenge as part of this series. Please see all related articles in this series at the end of this post. In the...

Researchers Confirm Shift in COVID-19 Testing Needed as Country Reopens

Aug 4, 2020
A recent Science Magazine article discusses the radical shift in COVID-19 testing needed to reopen schools and businesses. While the country increased testing throughout the summer, we have not be able to mitigate spread effectively. “Diagnostics experts, public health officials, and...

Government Officials Making Moves

Jul 14, 2020
There are countless people who work ‘behind the scenes’ to help keep government and industry operations running productively and smoothly. In seeking to recognize these people for their dedication, we are highlighting just a few of the many outstanding past and present government officials and...

Responding to COVID-19: Protective Barriers

Jul 14, 2020
Government offices, banks, grocery stores, and restaurants are reopening nationwide, but to create a safer environment during this pandemic, plexiglass and other plastic barriers have become critical. As more of these open across the country, it is crucial to take measures that prevent and slow...

7MI Essentials – #1 Understand the Need Before You Buy

Jul 8, 2020
7MI Series – This article is the second of a 9-part series as we introduce the 7 Economics and Market Intelligence Essentials for Public Procurement. Each part will also include videos, resources, and other materials. We will also be launching the 7MI Challenge as part of this series. Please see...

Discussions

Hello Public Spend Forum community

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. Please to be here at...

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? ——————————...

thoughts on Dr. Kelman’s recent article – soft touch airbnb suggestion

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 measures trust....

Value based requirements

It’s often pointed out that Public Procurement is bound by law to source for best value. But, of course, value is not all that well defined. Value is the new way of saying TCO – total cost of ownership and usually stresses risk mitigation, innovation and proper “fit” formerly known as...

Perks of using truck graphics as messages on vehicles!

The increasing interest in vehicle wraps marketing and advertising, including the positive mass reaction to the truck graphics, has paved way for the vehicle wraps industry to mature greatly. The process that once started with stickers and decals on motorcycles and cars have now evolved to...