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Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

21 Jun 2019
ECS lands a $276 million cyber award from DHS to deliver an advanced CDM Dashboard, Philadelphia plans to revise its procurement policies to support minority-owned businesses, and AR/VR tech continues to transform how governments use data and more efficiently offer improved services. All this and...

Utah Drone Company Could Win $100M Army Contract

21 Jun 2019
The U.S. Army placed a ban on Chinese drones a few years ago due to cybersecurity concerns. In the wake of such restrictions, there is now a demand for American-friendly drones to meet the Army’s combat expectations. Some of the requirements include flying up to 3 kilometers high, maintain 30...

Cloud Players: Who’s Who in the Government Market According to GovTech

21 Jun 2019
There are a handful of large-scale, well-established big wigs in the cloud industry. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are the heaviest hitters in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market, closely trailed by Google, IBM, and Oracle. However, GovTech uncovered a surprising reality when it...

Top 5 Companies Capturing Government Mindshare on GovShop

19 Jun 2019
As we continue to track engagement on GovShop, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at which supplier profiles our users are spending the most time viewing. Having a complete GovShop profile ensures that suppliers are found and that government users are finding the information they...

Technology Firms Leading the Way – Most Viewed Profiles on GovShop

14 Jun 2019
As traffic continues to build on GovShop we see more and more leading technology companies rising to the top when it comes to most viewed profiles.  Check out the top profiles that got the most views on GovShop week of June 3, 2019: VerticalApps is an agile transformation consultancy for the...

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...