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United States

Researchers Confirm Shift in COVID-19 Testing Needed as Country Reopens

Aug 4, 2020
A recent Science Magazine article discusses the radical shift in COVID-19 testing needed to reopen schools and businesses. While the country increased testing throughout the summer, we have not be able to mitigate spread effectively. “Diagnostics experts, public health officials, and...

FDA Approved Suppliers of COVID-19 Testing Kits

May 12, 2020
As the country continues to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, testing remains one of the keys to mitigating the virus and reopening the economy.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been rapidly reviewing and approving Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) in order to ensure adequate...

PSF CEO on NBC Washington Discusses Efforts to Combat COVID-19

Apr 21, 2020
Public Spend Forum is directly supporting government professionals and healthcare workers to address critical shortages for ventilators, respirators, personal protective equipment (PPE) and more, by providing free data on suppliers and inventory on GovShop. Reporter Melissa Mollet from NBC...

Europe

Buying artificial intelligence – a guide from the WEF

Aug 13, 2020
As part of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Shaping the Future of Technology Governance: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Platform’ project, the WEF is co-designing guidelines for the responsible and effective procurement of artificial intelligence by governments to better meet the...

Cloud adoption by the public sector – use and aspirations

Aug 6, 2020
The need for the public sector to embrace the cloud and other technologies has long been an issue. The public sector consists of vital organisations that are still hugely reliant on legacy solutions and processes, most of which are aware of the benefits digitisation can bring. In a public sector...

International

Researchers Confirm Shift in COVID-19 Testing Needed as Country Reopens

Aug 4, 2020
A recent Science Magazine article discusses the radical shift in COVID-19 testing needed to reopen schools and businesses. While the country increased testing throughout the summer, we have not be able to mitigate spread effectively. “Diagnostics experts, public health officials, and...

Some lessons for construction and public procurement from Covid-19

Jul 16, 2020
The rapid construction of seven covid-19 specialist ‘Nightingale’ hospitals in the UK, including at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham built in just two weeks, has lessons about how a crisis-triggered event and the mindset behind the construction should apply to all projects, in good...

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...