Ivalua Releases Whitepaper on Value of Public Procurement Modernization

Sep 10, 2020
Ivalua, a supply chain sourcing and procurement software company and valued partner of Public Spend Forum, recently released a report on the need to introduce predictive practices into procurement. The whitepaper considers the impacts of technological advancement on public procurement, supplier...

Permissible Exercises of Authority (PEAS): Innovating Within the FAR

Sep 8, 2020
Frank McNally, Director of Learning & Content Development with Public Spend Forum writes this month for NCMA (National Contract Management Association): “As a federal acquisition professional, you are vested with the unique authority to obligate the government and spend our hard-earned tax...

How is Your State Supporting Small Businesses During Pandemic?

Sep 2, 2020
This article discusses the research conducted concerning the level of support that states offer to small businesses. States are analyzed and ranked throughout multiple charts based on a multitude of criteria. Intelligence concerning statistics such as the top five states for small businesses, as...

GovShop Data: A Look at the Cyber Security Market

Aug 18, 2020
GovShop has a huge database with information on minority-owned and small, emerging businesses within the cyber security market Cyberthreats to government agencies continue to increase, putting civilian and classified information at risk. While many agencies are vulnerable to security breaches, more...

What are the procurement lessons from the coronavirus pandemic?

Aug 13, 2020
PSF welcomes this guest article from Romy Hughes, director at Brightman. In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic there was a sense of determination and “Blitz spirit” as the UK pulled together to beat the virus. We were painting rainbows on our windows, applauding our heroes and...

In Conversation: How Can Government Help Lower Barriers to Entry?

Aug 13, 2020
A $10 trillion sector globally, the government market is enormous by any standard — and extremely complex. Although changes have been made over the years to streamline certain processes and practices, several barriers still stand in the way of companies seeking to do business with governments...

How Safe Tech is Making an Impact

Aug 11, 2020
Episode 18 of the Public Sector Heroes Podcast feat. Caleb Holt Caleb Holt is the Founder and CEO of Safe Tech, a membership-based 501c3 that works to commercialize technologies to enhance public safety, first responders, and our military. In this episode of the Public Sector Heroes podcast, he...

7MI Essentials – #2 Organize Research Questions & Keywords

Aug 11, 2020
7MI Series – This article is the third of a 9-part series as we introduce the 7 Economics and Market Intelligence Essentials for Public Procurement. We will also be launching the 7MI Challenge as part of this series. Please see all related articles in this series at the end of this post. In the...

Researchers Confirm Shift in COVID-19 Testing Needed as Country Reopens

Aug 4, 2020
A recent Science Magazine article discusses the radical shift in COVID-19 testing needed to reopen schools and businesses. While the country increased testing throughout the summer, we have not be able to mitigate spread effectively. “Diagnostics experts, public health officials, and...

Supplier Resource: A Startup’s Guide to SBIR

Jul 27, 2020
For all founders interested in understanding whether SBIR is worth looking at, Agency Capital put together a free guide just for you. It’s a quick read and should help you get oriented to the program. In the guide, “A Startup’s Guide to SBIR,” author and CEO Geoff Orazem explains the...