Report: U.S. Federal Government Spend on COVID-19 Response

20 Apr 2020
Insights for Agency Leaders and Policy Makers U.S. federal government spending priorities are shifting in response to the evolving demands of the COVID-19 response. In Censeo Consulting’s latest report, they highlight several key insights from the past 4 weeks of federal spend data to inform...

Fix police procurement and you fix police tech

16 Apr 2020
We are delighted to hear from Simon Hall, CEO at PoliceBox. Policing has increasingly become the front-end or the “sharp-edge” of the whole range of social services available to the community. This is because police officers are often the very first point of contact for a vulnerable individual...

Government Contractor Market Research Case Study: Covid-19 3D Printing

15 Apr 2020
As the reality of COVID-19 and our response to the pandemic unfolded in March of 2020, my Public Spend Forum colleagues and I had the unique opportunity to contribute our market research expertise for various government agencies sourcing masks, ventilators and other personal protective equipment...

COVID-19: Companies Working on Vaccines and Therapeutics

23 Mar 2020
With no Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines or therapies for the disease, legacy drugmakers and small startups alike have stepped forward with plans to develop vaccines or treatments that target the infection caused by COVID-19. Many of the companies that are initiating development in...

Government Contracting in the Time of COVID: Navigating Uncharted Waters

23 Mar 2020
A consolidation of useful resources for the govcon community It’s hammer time, America. For the next four weeks, and perhaps longer, our economy will face unprecedented conditions and challenges for which there is no playbook. As more states fight this unseen enemy by evoking necessary...

Public Procurement Officers on the Front Line in COVID-19 Response

18 Mar 2020
As the world mobilizes to respond to COVID-19, procurement has a central role. The availability of supply and agile use of resources is critical for mobilization. In my position, I talk with multiple public procurement officers in any given week, and the current pressure is overwhelming: How do...

Tips to Help You Negotiate with Venues Amid Canceled Events

10 Mar 2020
Spend Matters recently invited Eved’s founder and CEO, Talia Mashiach, to submit a guest article on how procurement organizations can navigate through supplier negotiations given recent conference and event cancellations. Eved is a spend management and payments platform built for meetings and...

Public Procurement Perspectives: Entry I (Rules and Regs and Whatnot)

9 Feb 2020
For my first official BLOG entry (are they called entries? Oh well, mine are called entries now), I have been overwhelmed with ideas. This specific post has had multiple titles and themes as I chase each shiny object that illuminates my periphery. But at last, I have determined to move past...

Blockchain Government Market 2020 Analysis Focusing on Key Players

7 Feb 2020
The “Blockchain Government Market” report is a comprehensive addition to Verified Market Research’s archive of market research studies. It offers detailed research and analysis of key aspects of the blockchain government market. The market analysts authoring this report provided in-depth...