Technology Procurement Symposium: Watch Videos, Download Slides, Check Out Photo Gallery

Held in Los Angeles and in collaboration with Mayor Garcetti’s office, this event showcased the technologies and approaches that are disrupting public procurement and the technology buying process.


Breakthrough to Government virtual workshop

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Smarter Procurement In The Public Sector Case Study

Smarter Procurement in the Public Sector

Join this webinar to hear the latest trends in public procurement, technology best practices and more. Learn from two case studies in public procurement; the City of New York and Shared Services Canada.


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On Wednesday, June 6, Public Spend Forum convened a Technology Procurement Symposium to identify barriers to government’s adoption of emerging technology and to highlight companies of all sizes that are making a difference in the civic tech space. Held in Los Angeles, the Symposium ...
OMB hopes a new strategy will accelerate cloud adoption, GSA aims to streamline acquisition for feds, and much more. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for July 13, 2018. How Machine Learning Could Help Make Sense of Gov IT Spend The Trump administration wants ...
A recent UK Highways/ FiTZ INDEX survey has revealed that the majority of respondents (54.3%) disagreed or strongly disagreed that ‘procurement in the highways sector is fair for non-Tier One suppliers and for new entrants.’ It paints a worrying picture of the nature of procurement ...
The English county of Cornwall has begun the procurement process for a new 10-year waste management contract worth £20 million a year – this is one of the country’s largest waste-collection contracts. The contract will begin in April 2020, following the termination of the current ...
One of the first -- and even more than two decades later, still one of the most important -- changes during the procurement reform era of the 1990s was the introduction of a “micropurchase” authority in the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1995. In the background was the ...
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PAHO Emergency Procurement Craig Brewin continues his series on Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the Caribbean Development Bank special conference. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here . Is the impact of a hurricane an unforeseeable ...
The Construction Leadership Council warns that lack of cohesive approach is costing the construction industry billions a year. The latest government-commissioned report says an overhaul of procurement practices could save the construction sector £15bn a year. It provides recommendations ...
Jaoa Malta - World Bank Caribbean-based procurement professional, Craig Brewin , continues his series on Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the CDB special conference. (Part 1 is here .) How important are procurement skills when ...
Caribbean Heads of Procurement Gather at the CDB Conference We are delighted to publish a series of guest posts from Craig Brewin , about the Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the CDB (Caribbean Development Bank) special conference. ...
The public sector is undergoing massive changes with greater fiscal spending, tax changes, constrained budgets and much more scrutiny and regulation. Public Procurement and Finance officials are keen to implement policies and programs to better manage public spending and automate ...
  • I'm a bit late to this discussion, and I clearly missed any answers you've gathered to your original query: should buyers seek equipment versus service performance outcomes? But even if the drones discussion has withered, I think the question has general value for anyone planning ...

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  • School construction projects continue year-round! It's a struggle to keep track of spending in giant 3 ring binders & a compliance roundup can take dozens of man hours. We did something to help - Watch This Video !  ------------------------------ Cynthia Page Account Executive ...

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Featured Users

Jose Arrieta

Director, U.S. GSA's Office of IT Schedule Contract Operations

Jenny Doherty

Chief Procurement Officer,
Commonwealth Of PA

John (Jack) Pellegrino

Director, Purchasing & Contracting,
County Of San Diego

Dr. Steve Kelman

Professor of Public Management,
Harvard University

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