Recording: An Introduction to Winning in Government Contracts

19 Feb 2020
Webinar Covered by GovShop as Part of Elianceship with Eliances Eliances provides a unique outlet for some of the most influential and intellectual individuals throughout the DMV area to foster business relationships. Eliances is a destination “Where Entrepreneurs Align™” and the community...

Recording: An Introduction to Acquisition Innovation Essentials

13 Feb 2020
Presented in Partnership with Bunker Labs Bunker Labs is a national network of veteran and milspouse entrepreneurs dedicated to helping the military-connected community start their own business. We are committed to seeing that every entrepreneur in the military-connected community has the network,...

Recording: How to Find Emerging Tech Suppliers

6 Feb 2020
As new technologies like artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, and unmanned aerial vehicles disrupt every industry more quickly than ever before, forward-thinking government leaders know that it’s important for them to stay ahead of the curve, too. But with limited resources, how...

Cross-sector working to realise the potential of new technologies

5 Mar 2020
In 2017 the UK government launched the Industrial Strategy, setting out its four “grand challenges” and specific objectives to put the UK “at the forefront of the industries of the future” and stimulate innovation. The objectives are: to harness the power of innovation to help meet the...

Commercial Acquisition Resources: Examples, Roles, and References

26 Feb 2020
The Commercial Acquisition Resources: Examples, Roles, and References was developed jointly by the DCMA Commercial Item Group and the Defense Acquisition University and fills a gap in the learning assets we use to help educate and set expectations for both our industry partners and Government...

Scotland’s Programme helps more businesses win Government contracts

13 Feb 2020
Alongside the Scottish Government’s Supplier Development Programme (SDP), Moray Council’s procurement team has been holding training workshops to help local businesses secure more public sector contracts. A diverse set of businesses have attended, who said in a post-event survey that their...

An example of public buying social return on investment (SROI)

13 Feb 2020
Bloom Procurement Services has become the first organisation of its kind to be awarded level two of the Social Value Certificate, which is accredited by Social Value UK, the national network for social impact and value which is also a member of the global network Social Value International. The...

How to Find Government Contractors Who Deliver Emerging Technologies

7 Feb 2020
Let’s say you’re a government contracting professional with an opportunity to step outside the ordinary and try one of the innovative acquisition methods to procure emerging technologies.  You and your customer are excited about introducing emerging technologies into your program and there’s...

Open contracting and the EU in 2020: What to expect

30 Jan 2020
Open Contracting Partnership expects 2020 to be a year of great strides towards opening up public procurement across the EU. “Even a slight shift of 1% in efficiency would save the EU around EUR 20 billion per year,” it says. The European Commission (and member states) will be laying out a...

Buying Professional Services – Tips from the Experts

28 Jan 2020
Brightman is a UK-based consultancy specialising in change management – but with a difference. What they focus on is people. In their own words: “We help organisations manage the most difficult part of any change, the people. Many organisations think that changing technology automatically...

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

24 Jan 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...