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Four Ways to Engage with GovShop Resources

Oct 22, 2020
Forwarding Public Spend Forum’s mission to create open government markets, our supplier intelligence, GovShop, allows buyers and suppliers to connect more easily through better market and supplier research. With this platform, we’re working to lower barriers to entry, support better public...

5 Ways to Engage with Government While Social Distancing

Oct 19, 2020
What are some of the easiest and most effective ways to stay engaged with the government during the COVID-19 pandemic? In these unprecedented times, it may be difficult or unclear about how to keep up with government engagement goals.  In line with Public Spend Forum’s core belief that the...

The Necessity of Subcontractors and Agents in Procurement

Oct 19, 2020
In today’s world, it has become practically impossible to talk about procurement without raking in agents and subcontractors. In fact, it almost goes without saying that domestic subcontractors and procurement agencies are a vital element when it comes to obtaining goods and services. But how...

Leveraging GovShop In Response to COVID-19: Update on Our Efforts

Oct 19, 2020
In times of crisis — every minute counts.  And when the COVID-19 pandemic took America by storm in March 2020, Public Spend Forum got to work. We did this through GovShop, our innovative supplier intelligence platform — where we mobilized the global community to enrich the R&D ecosystem for...

Army Testing Augmented Reality Goggles for Working Dogs

Oct 12, 2020
Military canines will be receiving a new tool to assist their missions. Not a new bone — but rather a pair of augmented reality (AR) goggles specially designed for dogs.   Throughout many military operations, these military canines are trained and instructed to perform a number of crucial...

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...