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Top Government Contractors Providing Working Dogs and Related Services

9 Nov 2019
By now you’ve heard the story about how a military working dog played an instrumental role in chasing down the leader of ISIS and helping to prevent major injury to everyone involved in the mission. But did you know that working dogs have been a part of government procurement for decades?...

Report Finds Growth in Cloud ITSM Markets and Highlights Major Suppliers

6 Nov 2019
The global cloud information technology service management (ITSM) market size is forecasted to grow from an estimated value of  $4.4 billion in 2019 to $10.4 billion by 2024. The ITSM market is made of solutions service portfolio management, problem and incident management, service desk software,...

E-procurement Enabling Procurement Transformation

4 Nov 2019
New York City and Arizona are part of a growing e-procurement trend that cuts across the public sector and commercial industry. In a case study presented by the Governing Institute and Ivalua, we take a look at how these organizations are modernizing their procurement processes for more effective...

Top Suppliers Highlighted in Global Military Virtual Training Market Report

31 Oct 2019
The “Military Virtual Training Market” shares the potential supply and demand, value, competition of the market as well as the top players to watch within this emerging market. Different organizations, manufacturers, and vendors also play a role in the market.  These top players are employing...

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...