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DHS’ Innovation Lab is aiming to help other acquisition offices, NextGov provides a deep-dive into the JEDI saga, and government spending spree is picking up speed. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for September 21, 2018. DHS Aims to Streamline Procurement ...
Another week has flown by, which means that it’s time for the  SmallGovCon Week in Review . In this week’s edition, we’ll take a look at Uncle Sam’s “cloud spending splurge,” a new GSA bid on a vendor verification system, frustrations with the VA’s verification process, the looming ...
Spending on cloud services could reach billions in 2018, GSA moves closer to replacing DUNS, and a new GAO report calls out major cyber security challenges. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for September 14, 2018. Federal Spending on Cloud Services ...
As always, we wanted to bring you a roundup of government contracting news. In this week’s edition of the  SmallGovCon Week in Review , we’ll take a look at some potential updates to GSA contracts, reminders of the trouble that comes along with defrauding the government, and ...
We are nearing the end of FY2018 and that means some contractors are feverishly working on proposals with hopes of winning contracts during the fiscal year-end spending surge. These contracts tend to be lucrative ("use it or lose it" mentality), as each has the potential to help ...
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This caught our eye the other day. A useful global supply chain map that shows where the EU has trade agreements, by colour coding, and what kind of agreements they are. Supply Chain Movement with Amber Road has put together this map, in fact the whole website is worth a visit ...
An announcement was made recently at the Global Climate Action Summit: Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor of Tshwane (South Africa) has been announced as the new chair of the Global Lead Cities Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN) - a group of 14 cities from around the globe ...
TI has launched its latest report rating 40 countries that are signatories to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention on how actively they fulfil their obligation to investigate, prosecute and punish companies who bribe officials in foreign countries. Exporting Corruption reveals that ...
The European Commission is organising a conference to discuss the digital transformation of public procurement, which is says will “bring huge changes to the sector, but it also offers increased competitiveness of our economies. It will improve the efficiency of public services ...
UK government is considering introduction new laws to give small businesses more access to the finance they need to succeed. The laws are aimed at helping secure small businesses against unfair contracts that stop them raising money from unpaid invoices. Currently a small supplier’s ...
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The European Commission is organising a conference to discuss the digital transformation of public procurement, which is says will “bring huge changes to the sector, but it also offers increased competitiveness of our economies. It will improve the efficiency of public services ...
Tenders Direct has published some tips on how to avoid the common pitfalls that even established suppliers make. "Make sure you’re paying attention to developments in public procurement on a local and national level – tendering is not the same game as it was in previous decades," ...
A new report from The World Bank ‘Procuring Infrastructure PPPs’  aims to support a better policy-making process for public-private partnerships by highlighting key aspects of an economy’s regulatory framework for procuring PPPs. The 2018 report is a continuation of ‘Benchmarking ...
The WTO Agreement on Government Procurement is a multilateral treaty with a limited number of participants and regulates the procurement of goods and services for public use. The United States, the EU, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, Singapore, Moldova, Canada, Norway have unilaterally ...
A proposal has been accepted for Dubai Airport Freezone Authority to form a joint team from free zones to work with government entities in an integrated and interactive way on B2B commerce. The platform, Dubai Blink, uses artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, and virtual ...