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Alliant II: GSA Did Something That I Really Love

Nov 2, 2016
Spence Witten is the director of federal sales at cybersecurity vendor Lunarline, Inc. PSF welcomes contributors from across the public sector market. If you’re interested in contributing, we’d love to hear from you. I don’t know that I’ve ever said that before. Government Wide Acquisition...

Onvia Survey on Trends in Government Spending

Nov 2, 2016
Business intelligence firm Onvia has released the results of its first annual survey of government procurement practitioners, polling more than 500 pros from city, count and state governments, as well as school districts across the US. For each insight gained through the survey, the report actually...

Court Ruling Halts Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule

Oct 28, 2016
The Eastern District of Texas has issued a preliminary injunction halting the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule that was supposed to go into effect this week. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) had filed the request for an injunction on October 7, claiming the rule amounted to a...

Simply Innovation Webinar: Follow up + Slides

Oct 28, 2016
Thank you to everyone who attended our webinar on simple innovation with special guest Dan Ward. To earn your continuous learning credit, please take a moment to fill out this survey. It consists of four comprehension questions and three general questions about the content and quality of...

The Metrics Of Public Procurement Part 1

Oct 27, 2016
Ask a dozen public organizations what metrics they use to measure performance, and you’ll get a dozen different answers. What this means is that there is no clear consensus on how to align metrics to agency missions and outcomes. But as the saying goes you manage what you measure. So here’s an...

Saving Healthcare.gov: The Team Behind the Team

Oct 27, 2016
Plenty of people know the story of the Tech Surge that helped save Healthcare.gov, led by folks like Todd Park, Mikey Dickerson and Ryan Panchadsaram. But not as many people know that after the surge ended on March 31, 2014, there was still much work to be done. And fewer people know that a...

Saving Healthcare.gov: The Team Behind the Team with Rohan Bhobe

Oct 27, 2016
  Plenty of people know the story of the Tech Surge that helped save Healthcare.gov, led by folks like Todd Park, Mikey Dickerson and Ryan Panchadsaram. But not as many people know that after the surge ended on March 31, 2014, there was still much work to be done. And fewer people know that a...

The Learning Credit Guidebook

Oct 27, 2016
As a procurement professional, you are responsible for continuously learning about industry trends, best practices, and policy updates that affect your daily affairs. In the Open Global Community, we support your professional responsibilities while helping you earn credit for individual development...

DHS Pioneers “Reverse Industry Day”

Oct 27, 2016
This slide deck presents an example of a “Reverse Industry Day” (RID) that was held by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The RID is characterized by providing suppliers the opportunity to present to government officials, rather than the traditional approach where government presents to...

The Different Faces of Risk Aversion in the Public Sector

Oct 26, 2016
Last week, we wrote about the issue of risk and in particular the risk averse attitude that many public sector procurement staff still appear to hold. The topic was discussed at our Public Spend Forum Exchange kick-off meeting recently, where leaders from different parts of the UK public sector...

Purchasing Insights – Custodial Services

Oct 25, 2016
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 market and potential ways to drive most value...