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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...

Fix police procurement and you fix police tech

Apr 16, 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

Apr 15, 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...