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New Meeting Rules for Effective Meetings Within Your Procurement Organization

11 Mar 2019
Spoiler alert: it’s all about preparation. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and will never achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’ – Dave Barry, American Humorist Meetings: where minutes are kept and hours are lost....

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

8 Mar 2019
DHS to end EAGLE II and launch NextGen program for new contract vehicles, FBI is investigating the JEDI cloud procurement contract, and officials look at what governments can do to better use disruptive tech. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for March 8, 2019. DHS to Move...

The Best Free Tools to Take the GovCon Market by Storm

8 Mar 2019
A comprehensive list of free GovCon tools contractors can use to stay up to date, respond to market trends and, snag those contracts. We all know that the GovCon market has some of the fiercest competition in the US. With over 435,000 registered and active contractors and most competitive bids...

How to Find Qualified Government Contractors

7 Mar 2019
A look at the ways market experts determine which suppliers are reliable contractors and which will only cause problems Suppliers and reliable contractors are vital to almost every business. As such, your relationship with the government contractors you choose to do business with will be some of...

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...