COVID-19: Companies Working on Vaccines and Therapeutics

Mar 23, 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

Mar 23, 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

Mar 18, 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

Mar 10, 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)

Feb 9, 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

Feb 7, 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...

Introducing Public Procurement Perspectives

Jan 28, 2020
Why should you even care? First, let me start by saying, I AM NOT the world’s foremost expert on public procurement. Public procurement is simply too broad and diverse for such a single person to exist. There are hundreds of very smart people in this field, and I have been fortunate enough to...

Why are there so many permanent consultants in the public sector?

Jan 24, 2020
We are delighted to feature this guest post from one of our readers, Romy Hughes, director at change management consultancy, Brightman. If you have primarily worked in the private sector, one thing that will stand out if you ever switch over to the public sector will be the sheer number of...

Most Visited Articles and Pages on Public Spend Forum – 2019

Jan 6, 2020
At Public Spend Forum, we are lucky to get a global audience of public procurement and public sector market professionals engaging with us from across the world. We are also fortunate to have some amazing leaders from across the public procurement ecosystem provide their insights as guest...

Recap & Recording: How to Find Cyber Security Service Providers

Jun 4, 2019
[VIDEO_0] Protecting critical infrastructure, sensitive data, and political propaganda are all driving cyber security to the top of the government priority list. As governments seek proven and innovative solutions to address the changing cyber landscape, they are looking at every potential partner...