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Federal agencies have been rushing to adopt drones for various uses like border surveillance by the Department of Homeland Security, weather monitoring by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and inspections of decommissioned radiation ...
Newly announced, Tenderlake is a UK start-up of 2016 with a SaaS solution that leverages Artificial Intelligence to help organisations find and win more public tenders. It scours websites and marketing materials, then finds customers with open opportunities ...
Oxygen Finance is poised for growth following the successful completion of parent company’s (TruFin) IPO on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. Oxygen Finance works principally with public sector businesses to improve the operational effectiveness ...
Labour Market Insight specialists, Emsi explains how good local knowledge may prove crucial to a successful bidder in the prison education framework Invitation to Tender now live in the UK. “One of the areas that is likely to mark out a successful bid ...
Public sector organizations may experience great benefit from business intelligence (BI) solutions, but not without diligence in the planning process to understand why they need it and which business challenges are to be solved. This was one of several ...
Construction News reports that a supply chain squeeze will push up tender prices. They are anticipated to rise in 2018 owing to the supply chain being unable to support rising input costs, according to Mace’s cost consultancy arm. The company has revised ...
An Edinburgh-based SME has landed a pivotal role in one of the UK’s largest recent public sector contracts that will see Glasgow evolve its digital city status, says Digital by Default . Scotland’s largest independent telecoms firm, Commsworld, has finalised ...
The Irish Examiner reports that the State has sought to overhaul the system of public tenders with the aim of achieving better value for money. Chairman of Bid Services consultancy, in a critical review of the system, highlighted the high transaction ...

Agricultural Products

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The InnProBio European project has launched an online toolbox for bio-based procurement in the public sector. The toolbox is a starting point for public buyers to learn about the various bio-based products available on the market when considering alternatives ...
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The European Commission announced this week it is opening up a public consultation on how to improve the food supply chain. The European agricultural sector has become increasingly integrated into global markets, and, while this has created important ...
Ed Harper, the Food and Nutrition Service’s director of the Office of Program Integrity for Child Nutrition Programs, worked with the Presidential Innovation Fellows to create a new online application prototype for free and reduced lunches. Harper explains ...

Clothing, Textiles & Subsistence S&E

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Electronic & Communication Equipment and Services

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An Edinburgh-based SME has landed a pivotal role in one of the UK’s largest recent public sector contracts that will see Glasgow evolve its digital city status, says Digital by Default . Scotland’s largest independent telecoms firm, Commsworld, has finalised ...
Through a network of connected devices, Boston-based startup, Charles River Analytics, hopes to make cycling a safer activity by allowing bicycles to communicate with connected vehicles and smart-city technology to promote safer shared roadways. Las Vegas ...
After success with a chatbox tool on the city’s procurement website, El Paso officials are considering how to implement it across other platforms. Ask Laura provides users with a “customer service experience that provides immediate information on topics ...
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Facilities, Infrastructure & Construction

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Construction News reports that a supply chain squeeze will push up tender prices. They are anticipated to rise in 2018 owing to the supply chain being unable to support rising input costs, according to Mace’s cost consultancy arm. The company has revised ...
Highways England is seeking the views of its supply chain in the development of a new procurement model for its Smart Motorways Programme. “The aim of the new model is to enable Highways England to achieve its ambitions for the strategic road network ...
Crumbling infrastructure can be fixed if we change how we fund capital investments and maintenance, according to Dr. John Brown Miller, principal at Ironside Strategies and recognized expert on infrastructure. As he explains, the separation of capital ...
Global procurement intelligence advisory firm, SpendEdge, has launched its Waste Management Procurement market intelligence report. It aims to help buyers understand the current supply landscape of the facility management sector. It outlines the difficulties ...
Earlier this year, the UK Crown Commercial Service joined forces with public sector procurement arm YPO, The Energy Consortium, the ESPO, NEPO procurement arms, West Mercia Energy and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to bring the largest public sector water ...
The new headquarters of the UK Metropolitan Police has won a Better Public Building Award, made by the Prime Minister. The award is for publicly funded building projects which offer value for money. It  moved into the new headquarters in late 2016, having ...
The New York Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) commissioner cites drone usage as a key driver of more efficient work and taxpayer savings. The department’s fleet of 22 drones are used for a variety of purposes across the state, from mapping ...
Lisbon City Council has been investigated by a Portuguese newspaper for the direct award of a €5.179.873,44 public works project to one of the largest construction companies in the country. The contract is for the repair of the Miradouro de Sao Pedro ...

Human Capital (Development)

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The General Services Administration (GSA) is seeing slow, steady growth for its Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCATS) government-wide contract. Tiffany Hixson, the assistant commissioner for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service’s Office of Professional ...
With 2016 being one of the most active years for federal IT contracts, 2017 is shaping up to be one the most competitive. Several large, high-ceiling, government-wide acquisition contracting vehicles (GWACs) hit the street last calendar year, with approximately ...

Industrial Products and Services

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“Thoughtless reliance on technology is a liability.” This quote did not come from a disgruntled acquisition professional in the Pentagon, but from noted author Jim Collins in his eponymous business book, Good to Great . He did not have had the third ...

Information Technology (IT)

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Public sector organizations may experience great benefit from business intelligence (BI) solutions, but not without diligence in the planning process to understand why they need it and which business challenges are to be solved. This was one of several ...
In January, the Swedish Government took steps to change its policy around IT outsourcing to private firms. It introduced rules, which will come into effect in April, to tighten security in IT outsourcing deals, affecting hundreds of outsourcing projects ...
If you're planning to buy a business intelligence solution, how will you make sure your project isn't one out of every two that will fail ? There are common reasons for this high failure rate, and some relatively easy steps that you as a buyer can take ...
As agencies attempt to connect government to technology, there are enduring themes and disruptive topics that keep showing up.  GovTech  provides a rundown of technology trends that both elected leaders and government officials keep talking about. The ...
Technology solutions hold much promise for public sector organizations, but without smart procurement practices these business opportunities won't attract the best suppliers in the procurement technology marketplace.  This was a theme shared by Eliza ...
We're just a few days away from the next in our series of How to Buy Procurement Technology webinars. What started with advice on how to get started with a procurement technology acquisition has evolved to a panel of expert suppliers and industry consultants ...
Officials in Scranton, Pennsylvania approved a five-year agreement with Smart City Media LLC to install the interactive digital devices throughout the city. The project would bring digital information kiosks and free public Wi-Fi to downtown Scranton ...
Next Gov   provides a quick look at which technology will move from buzzword to implementation in 2018. Emerging tech like blockchain has been examined as a possible way to secure transactions, documents, and messaging for a variety of applications ...

Healthcare (Products and Services)

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Illinois Comptroller Susan Mendoza has published a column in the State Journal-Register about concerns she has over proposed changes to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services's Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) system. Mendoza writes: ...

Office Management

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Understanding markets and supplier capabilities is critical to engaging a market, developing a purchasing strategy and meeting your organizational needs. Given how time intensive and time-consuming market intelligence can be, we have tried to make the ...
With so many options and configurations, printers and other hardware is often cited as a difficult category to wrangle. With that in mind, we've put together a quick reference guide with data and market insights, to help inform your buy. The following ...

Professional Services

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If you're planning to buy a business intelligence solution, how will you make sure your project isn't one out of every two that will fail ? There are common reasons for this high failure rate, and some relatively easy steps that you as a buyer can take ...
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As more and more citizen services move from paper-based to digital, the benefits gained are underlined by cybercriminals lurking in the digital shadows. How should procurement and program professionals begin thinking about the products or services available ...
UK Local Government Association (LGA) on July 11 released its ‘National technological and digital procurement category strategy’ guidance. It is intended to help councils make the right choices in procuring contracts for IT services. The strategy calls ...
Research and analysis firm Nation Analytics has published a new "Government Services Competitive Intelligence Report," finding that most major services contracts—defined as valued at $50 million or more—are re-competes, and aren't seeking leading-edge ...
We threatened recently to run a series on buying professional services in the context of public sector organisations and buyers. That came about in part through a report that identified spend by central government in the UK on consultants was rising again ...
How to evaluate price in tenders is a topic that isn’t much discussed, but one that I have been personally interested in for many years. If we are bringing together price and non-price factors (quality, social issues, service etc) in a tender evaluation, ...
Whether you're buying off a common contract or preparing your own solicitation, with shifting responsibilities and definitions, custodial services can be a slippery category to grasp. In this edition of our purchasing insights series, learn about the ...

Transportation & Logistics Services

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Through a network of connected devices, Boston-based startup, Charles River Analytics, hopes to make cycling a safer activity by allowing bicycles to communicate with connected vehicles and smart-city technology to promote safer shared roadways. Las Vegas ...
Chief Executive of Highways England, Jim O’Sullivan, has revealed the highways body is looking at new ways to award work based on contractor performance as part of its new procurement model. We read in New Civil Engineer  that contractors could be judged ...
Before the holidays I came across a piece in Fortune called The Great Rocket Race . The article details the feverish efforts underway by the United Space Alliance, a decade-old joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin that launches space satellites ...
The most outstanding innovative procurement activities were showcased last week at the Procura+ Awards in Sweden. We have been highlighting the shortlisted entries for the past couple of weeks, here and here . These awards are part of the ICLEI ...

Travel & Lodging

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Vehicles

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The New York Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) commissioner cites drone usage as a key driver of more efficient work and taxpayer savings. The department’s fleet of 22 drones are used for a variety of purposes across the state, from mapping ...
Drones have many potential and diverse applications for government, but with the technological and regulatory environment quickly evolving, purchasing them presents different procurement challenges. The National Association of State Procurement Officials ...
Government Product News   reports on a market study conducted by The Freedonia Group that predicts a surge in government spending on drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles. By 2025, the study predicts that government spending will be at $250 million, ...
Tractica , a market intelligence firm, released a study that projects the demand for automotive artificial intelligence (AI) hardware, software, and services will explode to $14 billion by 2025. These AI systems incorporate data and advanced algorithms ...
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) focuses on improving road safety by setting and enforcing standards for driving and vehicles in the UK. It recently announced, during its technology transformation programme, how it is changing from using ...

Weapons & Ammunition

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In a major change in UK military policy, the emergency procurement of new equipment in response to field commanders to deal with emerging threats now has to be paid out of the UK Ministry of Defence’s own budget rather than from the UK Treasury’s (finance ...
The New York Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) commissioner cites drone usage as a key driver of more efficient work and taxpayer savings. The department’s fleet of 22 drones are used for a variety of purposes across the state, from mapping ...
Product innovation in the U.S. Department of Defense follows an implicit rule: “Better, cheaper, faster—pick two.” Today, the military is simultaneously confronted with declining budgets, skyrocketing system development costs, and a diverse spectrum of ...
We have written previously about the idea of European co-operation in terms of defence procurement. It has been discussed for many years, but little tangible has really happened. But last month there was an announcement of funding for two specific initiatives. ...
“Thoughtless reliance on technology is a liability.” This quote did not come from a disgruntled acquisition professional in the Pentagon, but from noted author Jim Collins in his eponymous business book, Good to Great . He did not have had the third ...
There appears to be trouble brewing over a new procurement systems implementation at the UK’s Ministry of Defense (MOD). Last year, the MOD announced that it was “changing and improving its procurement systems, to provide a more, effective ...
We found an excellent article here on the foreignpolicy.com website by Elisabeth Braw, looking at the issues around countries sharing military procurement. It is both interesting to the casual reader and informative, and raises some interesting procurement ...