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How to Bid on Government Contracts: Reviewing Government Solicitations

Jan 13, 2021
Unless you have a small army of business development professionals on your payroll, you can’t pursue all the government solicitations that match your capabilities. You need to make smart decisions about where to invest your limited resources to give your company the best chance to succeed without...

The Power of AI: Exploring Mars on Four Legs

Jan 11, 2021
Who let the dogs out (to Mars)? Boston Dynamics has created a four-legged mechanical robot explorer dedicated to scope out Mars. According to this article, these “Mars Dogs” have the machine technology capabilities to navigate unruly terrain and never-before-seen parts of the Red Planet. The...

Finding the Right NAICS & PSC Codes for Your Business

Jan 7, 2021
NAICS and PSC codes are a collection of numbers, letters and requirements that confuse even the most seasoned veteran, but they are key to success in government contracting. Why? Because these commodity codes provide a useful taxonomy for organizing industries and reporting government contract...

Flying into the Future with Winged Cars

Jan 4, 2021
2021 may just be the year of flying cars with the U.S. Air Force’s innovative test trials. Thanks to aerospace company Joby Aviation, who created the flying car, the S4, the aircraft passed the Technical Airworthiness Authority evaluation.  Upcoming flights will give analysts more information to...

Responding to COVID-19: Cold Storage

Dec 30, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, many are optimistic as vaccines are approved and distributed. Vaccination is an effective public health measure to prevent and control a number of infectious diseases. But since vaccines are biological products and sensitive to hot and cold, they need to be maintained...

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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? ——————————...

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...

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...