Ethics in Government (and Private Sector) Procurement

18 Aug 2017
Over the years, we have seen a lot of procurement ethical policies that were not fit for purpose, in both private firms and government bodies. So we thought it was worth sharing a few of the common problems that we’ve seen with such statements and policies, and suggest ways to improve them. Here...

Federal Contractor Summertime Blues: 5 Steps to Staying on Track

14 Aug 2017
To everything there is a season. No one knows this more than companies that do business with the Federal government; the Federal procurement season that is. Summer, especially late summer of July through September, is 4th quarter of the Federal calendar year, and many Federal contractors mirror...

An Unsolicited Proposal for a Microconsulting Services Platform

3 Aug 2017
Skylight, a HUBZone company made up of former Presidential Innovation Fellows and 18F staffers whose mission is to make government work in a digital world, announced an unsolicited proposal to construct a “microconsulting” services marketplace platform for the entire federal government. In an...

3 Useful Data Cuts to Support Your Supply Market Analysis

14 Jun 2017
In this brief tutorial, DeltaBid illustrates three useful data cuts to support your broader supply market analysis efforts. Public Spend Forum has a broader set of key principles around conducting supply market analysis, as well as training to support these efforts. What DeltaBid presents here...

E-procurement in Indian Railways – Case Study

14 Jun 2017
This case study report was developed by the authors and contributors to serve as a reference for practitioners focused on E-procurement systems.    The case study clearly lays out the problem statement, which provides a good summary of the motivating factors behind exploring the use of...

The Government of Singapore’s E-procurement System – Case Study

14 Jun 2017
In this case study, The Centre for Public Impact describes how the Government of Singapore Ministry of Finance (MOF) planned and implemented an E-procurement system to be used. As noted in the case study:  “The [MOF] decided to bring together different pockets of activities or systems in the...

The Benefits of E-procurement in State Governments – Case Studies

14 Jun 2017
This research paper by NASPO provides a robust discussion of E-procurement systems. Of particular interest in this paper is how E-procurement systems address procurement principles and drive business value outcomes for the public organization. In addition, the report also discusses the various...