Supplier Resource: A Startup’s Guide to SBIR

Jul 27, 2020
For all founders interested in understanding whether SBIR is worth looking at, Agency Capital put together a free guide just for you. It’s a quick read and should help you get oriented to the program. In the guide, “A Startup’s Guide to SBIR,” author and CEO Geoff Orazem explains the...

DCMA Commercial Item Group Releases Paper on Pricing

Jul 22, 2020
The Defense Contract Management Agency’s Commerical Item Group (CIG) recently released their initial paper on evaluating price. CIG created this paper to assist Agreement Officers (AOs) with performing price analysis in an Other Transaction (OT) environment. This document is divided into three...

CIPS and ITN Productions launch ‘Supply, Support and Sustain’

Jul 9, 2020
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and ITN Productions are co-creating a unique news-style content series ‘Supply, Support and Sustain,’ exploring the challenges, opportunities and innovations taking place in the changing landscape of the global procurement and supply...

7MI Essentials – #1 Understand the Need Before You Buy

Jul 8, 2020
7MI Series – This article is the second of a 9-part series as we introduce the 7 Economics and Market Intelligence Essentials for Public Procurement. Each part will also include videos, resources, and other materials. We will also be launching the 7MI Challenge as part of this series. Please see...

An SME guide to securing government contracts

Jul 2, 2020
Working with the government can be lucrative for SMEs, but ecuring government contracts still isn’t easy, despite the UK government’s policy to award contracts as often as possible to smaller businesses. It has stated an aim to reach 33% of all procurement going to SMEs by 2022. Businesses...

Making socially responsible public procurement work

Jun 26, 2020
Socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) is about achieving positive social outcomes in public contracts. Procurement affects a large number of people, whether as users of public services, those involved in production and delivery, or staff of the buying organisation. Beyond those directly...

Procurement Policy Note – Recovery and Transition from COVID-19

Jun 11, 2020
This week the UK Cabinet Office released a Procurement Policy Note (PPN) which sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during the coronavirus outbreak. It updates and builds on the provisions contained in PPN 02/20 and outlines...

Buying responsible technology in government

May 28, 2020
A new report ‘Buying better technology in government,’ has been produced by think tank Doteveryone – which was founded by Martha Lane Fox, the digital entrepreneur who helped set up the UK Government Digital Service (GDS) in 2011. It argues that civil service organisations should improve...