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All Levels of Government

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I was enjoying a day off last Friday, so we have a lot of catching up to do on government contracting news and notes.  It’s time for a special two-week super-sized edition of the   SmallGovCon Week in Review . In this edition, the GAO looks at NASA’s ...
The New Report Coverage The World Bank initiated the Benchmarking PPP Procurement reports in 2015. The   Procuring Infrastructure PPPs 2018   report is a continuation of Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017 report and has increased its review coverage ...
We’ve been writing over the past year or so about the Public Spend Forum (PSF) initiative – the public procurement workforce competency model. As part of our commitment to driving long-term, sustainable change in public procurement, we worked with the ...
The U.S. Army is cutting down its process for buying cyber capabilities, blockchain has remained a buzzword and is getting a renewed focus with TMF, and the CSRA acquisition is finally over. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for April 6, 2018. ...
The UK Institute for Government yesterday (March 28) launched what is being called ‘the most radical modernisation of public services in Britain since the birth of the Welfare State.’ The document, “Manifesto for Better Public Services,” is a collaboration ...
As part of our webinar series focused on helping Chief Procurement Officers and Acquisition Executives understand the key skills and gaps of the procurement workforce, Public Spend Forum, in collaboration with NIGP, provided an overview of the Public ...
This is a month my office (which represents several different teams) gets excited for. The first week of March Madness is here, which means you may have found yourself being less productive than usual–don’t worry, that’s expected! But even during a time ...
When interviewing non-traditional IT vendors in the federal marketplace for a   series of blogs , I asked how they decided what agencies to target. A common answer was that they chose based on whether a sympathetic contracting officer was present. So ...

Federal and Central

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DoD standing firmly in its second draft of JEDI cloud contract, DHS hires U.K. firm to tackle border security, and a look at San Francisco’s IT procurement chatbot. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for April 20, 2018. OMB, GSA Leaders ...
In a recent report, called Design and Acquisition of Software for Defense Systems, the Defense Science Board (DSB) has raised its influential voice on behalf of a move by the Department of Defense towards greater use of agile development approaches for ...
The Department of Defense (DoD) is doubling down on its intent to award a massive 10 year, $10 billion contract to a single cloud provider, and the decision is generating quite the debate across the #govcon wires. At stake for industry is whether ...
GSA showcases emerging tech working groups’ recent efforts, GAO to launch electronic bid protest docketing system in May, and a look at procurement hiring trends. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for April 13, 2018. GSA Emerging Tech Office ...
As part of our webinar series focused on helping Chief Procurement Officers and Acquisition Executives understand the key skills and gaps of the procurement workforce, Public Spend Forum, in collaboration with NIGP, provided an overview of the Public ...
Congress mandated that government buyers be able to purchase common, off-the-shelf items from commercial online portals in the most recent National Defense Authorization Act. The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget ...
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will suspend all remaining federal payments, about $5.5 million, for the work on the collapsed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University that killed six just days after being installed. “Before ...
When interviewing non-traditional IT vendors in the federal marketplace for a   series of blogs , I asked how they decided what agencies to target. A common answer was that they chose based on whether a sympathetic contracting officer was present. So ...

State and Regional

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GSA showcases emerging tech working groups’ recent efforts, GAO to launch electronic bid protest docketing system in May, and a look at procurement hiring trends. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for April 13, 2018. GSA Emerging Tech Office ...
As part of our webinar series focused on helping Chief Procurement Officers and Acquisition Executives understand the key skills and gaps of the procurement workforce, Public Spend Forum, in collaboration with NIGP, provided an overview of the Public ...
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will suspend all remaining federal payments, about $5.5 million, for the work on the collapsed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University that killed six just days after being installed. “Before ...
When interviewing non-traditional IT vendors in the federal marketplace for a   series of blogs , I asked how they decided what agencies to target. A common answer was that they chose based on whether a sympathetic contracting officer was present. So ...
Over the course of the last decade, a lot has changed in public procurement. Among other developments, international organizations have gotten more involved in public procurement policy, creating toolkits (think O.E.C.D in Paris), and standardizing how ...
Writing in his regular Reporter’s Notebook column for Federal News Radio, Jason Miller shares advice from former CIO and public sector technology leaders on how agencies should begin the work of applying for modernization funding, either through the central ...
What's the Number One most important thing that an organization can do succeed with procurement analytics? That question and several more were answered in a recent Public Spend Forum webinar with special guest Rob Handfied, Professor of Supply Chain ...
Love was in the air this week with Valentine’s Day falling on Wednesday.  If all the chocolate and flowers distracted you from the latest and greatest in government contracting news, you’re in luck.  It’s time for our weekly roundup, the S mallGovCon ...

Local and Municipal

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DoD standing firmly in its second draft of JEDI cloud contract, DHS hires U.K. firm to tackle border security, and a look at San Francisco’s IT procurement chatbot. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for April 20, 2018. OMB, GSA Leaders ...
GSA showcases emerging tech working groups’ recent efforts, GAO to launch electronic bid protest docketing system in May, and a look at procurement hiring trends. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for April 13, 2018. GSA Emerging Tech Office ...
As part of our webinar series focused on helping Chief Procurement Officers and Acquisition Executives understand the key skills and gaps of the procurement workforce, Public Spend Forum, in collaboration with NIGP, provided an overview of the Public ...
As Chief Procurement Officer of King County, Washington, Danielle Hinz has her own dreams for improving the procurement function. From technology modernization to shortening the RFP process using lean methods, she's proving that private sector best practices ...
When interviewing non-traditional IT vendors in the federal marketplace for a   series of blogs , I asked how they decided what agencies to target. A common answer was that they chose based on whether a sympathetic contracting officer was present. So ...
Over the course of the last decade, a lot has changed in public procurement. Among other developments, international organizations have gotten more involved in public procurement policy, creating toolkits (think O.E.C.D in Paris), and standardizing how ...
When Philadelphia, the nation’s sixth most populous city, saw its translation costs increase 10 percent last year and project another 5-10% more this year, it knew it had a problem on its hands. So they did something about it, and used technology to ...
Writing in his regular Reporter’s Notebook column for Federal News Radio, Jason Miller shares advice from former CIO and public sector technology leaders on how agencies should begin the work of applying for modernization funding, either through the central ...