The answer to a better nation is supplier inclusion

Jun 26, 2020
Two procurement experts, Spend Matters founder Jason Busch and COO/GM ConnXus Daryl Hammett, have pooled their knowledge and experience, of how organisations from all sectors spend their money, to create a new paper that explains how we can approach supplier diversity in procurement to create...

Don’t Underestimate the Cost of Selling to the Federal Government

Jun 25, 2020
After more than a decade on the buying side of the government/industry equation, I was fairly confident that I understood the costs associated with selling a product or service to the government. After all, I had evaluated thousands of proposals from companies of all shapes and sizes and had...

Market Intelligence is your superpower. You can be a superhero, too!

Jun 24, 2020
A hunt for an Indian saree on the streets of Delhi, economics and government procurement intersect to give us the insight we need to improve government procurement    I was rushing out the door, headed to catch a late evening flight to India. My wife would be holding down the fort at home...

The Rule of Two & Small Business Set Aside Program

May 20, 2020
There are few matters in government contracting more fundamental than the rule of two and its influence on the small business set aside program. Federal agencies are required to provide fair opportunity to small businesses and socioeconomic concerns to participate in solicitations. There’s even a...

How to Complete The DD Form 2579

May 14, 2020
A Government Market Research Tutorial Presented by GovShop The acquisition professional lives in a world of forms. There’s no way around it; nearly everything we do (or want to do) requires an approval form. From the DD Form 2579 in the Department of Defense to SF forms across the federal...

Pandemics, Public-Private Partnerships, and Force Majeure

Apr 24, 2020
Unprepared and Naïve As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads and economics stagnate and operate in isolation, the impact of significantly reduced economic activity continues to negatively impact the viability of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).  The Covid-19 pandemic is placing PPP Special Purpose...

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

Apr 20, 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...