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On May 21, 2018, the VA will suspend SDVOSB and VOSB applications for “approximately thirty (30)” days while the VA transitions to a new VIP interface. According to a   notice posted on the VA OSDBU website , the suspension will affect “both new applications and applications ...
FITARA Scorecard expectations, what to watch in Defense Policy Bill debate, more on the JEDI cloud solicitation. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for May 11, 2018. What to Expect on the Next FITARA Scorecard The Government Accountability Office (GAO) releases ...
It’s Friday and I’m looking forward to a great weekend here in the Midwest.  The Kentucky Derby will be run on Saturday, so if horses are your thing, grab your best (or most outrageous) hat, a mint julep and enjoy!  But first, it’s time to find out what is new in the wide world ...
This week Reuters ran a very interesting article, an interview in fact with the owner of UK small business Masabi which provides mobile ticketing solutions for transport systems. The attention-grabbing opening line read “How does a small British company win major technology contracts ...
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is funding a system to protect video surveillance systems. The department announced a $200,000 contract to Ionic Security Inc. to complete the fourth phase of the startup outreach initiative. ...
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This week three Government ministers begin a two-day trade and investment mission to Dublin, Limerick and Sligo. They are the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, the Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, ...
FM Global’s Supply Chain Resilience Index 2018 is out. This is an annual ranking of 130 countries and territories by the resilience of their business environments. It is an online, interactive resource to give global business leaders, private and public, the intelligence with ...
An article we found this week that we think is worthy of your attention is by Omar Salaymeh and appears on Purchasing B2B , in which he claims “… 'free' platforms affect process openness and the ability to keep pace with innovation.” In the case of free procurement software, ...
We read with interest ‘The Case for Plain-Language Contracts’ in the Harvard Business Review by Shawn Burton – and thanks to Hal Good for highlighting it on LinkedIn. In it the author lays down plainly and simply why out-dated, ‘ jargonese ’-style contracts are – or should ...
UK Transport secretary informed Parliament this week that he will terminate the Virgin Trains East Coast contract and bring the line back under government control. Renationalisation of the line has been under consideration for some time, and an option of a not-for-profit deal ...
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"A new business and trade platform designed to increase trade between the UK and the rest of the Commonwealth launched at the House of Commons recently. The Maritime Connects Initiative is a new initiative developed by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, in partnership ...
Entries are invited for this global award in contract management which recognises the personal initiative of an individual practitioner who has shown outstanding leadership or endeavor in the field of contract or commercial management. The IACCM Contracting Excellence Awards ...
Different local authorities and mayors all over the world commit to transparency, open governments and accountability to their citizens. Watch the video for International Anti-Corruption Day in the campaign for Commit 2 Transparency http://goo.gl/5R4aaw  #Europe #News ...
The divide in European university funding is getting wider, warns a new report by the European University Association. Many countries in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe are failing to repair cuts to public spending made since the financial crisis despite an economic recovery, ...
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 in identifying and ...