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Top Government Contracting Insights of 2020

Jan 13, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced many unprecedented challenges in the public procurement space throughout 2020. Despite these difficulties, Public Spend Forum continued to provide quality learning content in the public procurement space, summarized through this reading list for government...

Top 7 Virtual Public Spend Forum Events of 2020

Jan 5, 2021
The spread of the novel coronavirus in 2020 has proved to be a complex and costly issue for many areas of the public sector. Despite the challenges of 2020, Public Spend Forum continued to provide quality learning content in the public procurement space. Make sure that you didn’t miss any of the...

Recording: How to Complete Your Market Research Report in Minutes

Apr 2, 2020
Every activity a contracting professional does impacts the outcome they achieve, and some are more important than others. If you mail in the price estimate, you can make up for it during the evaluation. But if you skimp on market research, you put your acquisition in serious jeopardy of failing to...

Recording: How to Conduct Government Market Research

Mar 3, 2020
Conducting market research and gathering market intelligence is a critical part of any acquisition and procurement process. It can also take a good amount of time that most procurement professionals don’t have, given the other demands of the acquisition lifecycle. [VIDEO_0] This webinar covers...

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...

Scotland’s Programme helps more businesses win Government contracts

Feb 13, 2020
Alongside the Scottish Government’s Supplier Development Programme (SDP), Moray Council’s procurement team has been holding training workshops to help local businesses secure more public sector contracts. A diverse set of businesses have attended, who said in a post-event survey that their...

How to Find Government Contractors Who Deliver Emerging Technologies

Feb 7, 2020
Let’s say you’re a government contracting professional with an opportunity to step outside the ordinary and try one of the innovative acquisition methods to procure emerging technologies.  You and your customer are excited about introducing emerging technologies into your program and there’s...

Navigating the Waste and Recycling Services Market

Oct 3, 2019
Local Authorities (in the UK and elsewhere) will be looking to procure more waste and recycling services in the next few years as tighter regulations come into play. In the UK alone, DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) will be setting harder resources and waste strategy...