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FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Test for Self-Testing at Home

Nov 19, 2020
Diagnostic testing is one of the most critical responses that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pushing in order to combat the global spread of the coronavirus. Eight months after the start of the outbreak, the FDA has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first COVID-19...

How DoD Supports COVID-19 Response Using Other Transactions

Nov 16, 2020
Other Transactions (OT), tools that include everything from flexible research arrangements to feasibility testing models, are an increasingly popular instrument to be utilized in government procurement. These tools allow federal agencies to research, prototype, and test new technologies beyond what...

Tech Showcase: LabWare Focuses on Laboratory Automation Solutions & Services

Nov 15, 2020
LabWare is located in Wilmington, Del., and provides laboratory informatics solutions for organizations worldwide. LabWare’s products have been proven in a wide range of industries over a period of more than 30 years. Their sole purpose is to develop, market, and support laboratory informatics...

How California Managed Phony PPE Offers

Nov 6, 2020
Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing (e.g. medical gowns and/or aprons), head protection (helmets and/or caps), medical gloves, face shields, goggles, glasses, surgical masks, and other equipment designed to protect the wearer from injury or the spread of infection or...

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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...