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Air Force Awards Another IT-as-a-Service Contract

15 Jul 2019
Accenture Federal Services is now responsible for providing IT services to eight Air Force bases in lieu of the Air Force pivoting enterprise IT-as-a-service (EITaaS) to commercial companies. The EITaaS initiative will provide basic IT infrastructure and services to free up Air Force service...

NASA Awards 248 Small Business Contracts to Support Moon Mission

8 Jul 2019
Americans will be back on the Moon by 2024 –– a bold aim of the Trump Administration expressed March of this year. President Trump has signed off the implementation of the Space Policy Directive-1. He received a unanimous recommendation from the National Space Council to expedite regulations...

Federal IT Market Grew by 10 Percent in Fiscal 2018

3 Jul 2019
The Trump administration is making significant commitments to bolster information technology (IT) infrastructure. The federal government outlines intentions of substantial investments in digital services for citizens, upgrading information security, and data-driven decision making in the...

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

21 Jun 2019
ECS lands a $276 million cyber award from DHS to deliver an advanced CDM Dashboard, Philadelphia plans to revise its procurement policies to support minority-owned businesses, and AR/VR tech continues to transform how governments use data and more efficiently offer improved services. All this and...

Europe

First Open Source Knowledge Graph on European Public Procurement

19 Jul 2019
The ‘TheyBuyForYou’ project brings together researchers, innovators and public administrations from five European countries who are working on guidelines for procurement data visualisation. An international research team with open data specialists from the University of Southampton have...

Hungarian Payment Deadlines Among Strictest in the EU

18 Jul 2019
“Hungarian firms tend to determine increasingly strict deadlines, leading to many clients asking for delays, which may become a challenge for companies in case of an economic downturn, according to a report by debt management firm Intrum,” reports The Budapest Business Journal. In a recent...

Highways England Launches £1.25bn Procurement for Stonehenge Tunnel

18 Jul 2019
A dual carriageway scheme of 8 miles long with a twin-bore tunnel of 2 miles is set to be constructed through the world heritage site that is Stonehenge. Highways England is pushing ahead with the procurement despite planning permission not yet being received (an 18-month procurement process) and...

Latvian Defence Ministry Acquiring Armoured Vehicles

18 Jul 2019
To modernise its defence vehicles and improve the National Armed Forces’ mobility, Latvian ministry of defence has approached 12 countries to ascertain their suitability for a planned 10-year contract to supply of armoured vehicles to the Latvian military as part of a major procurement. A...

International

First Open Source Knowledge Graph on European Public Procurement

19 Jul 2019
The ‘TheyBuyForYou’ project brings together researchers, innovators and public administrations from five European countries who are working on guidelines for procurement data visualisation. An international research team with open data specialists from the University of Southampton have...

Air Force Awards Another IT-as-a-Service Contract

15 Jul 2019
Accenture Federal Services is now responsible for providing IT services to eight Air Force bases in lieu of the Air Force pivoting enterprise IT-as-a-service (EITaaS) to commercial companies. The EITaaS initiative will provide basic IT infrastructure and services to free up Air Force service...

What Boris Johnson Is Missing When He Talks About Procurement

11 Jul 2019
Boris Johnson – the UK PM front runner – said of Procurement that: “… he wanted to change public procurement rules which could see UK companies favoured when bidding for billions of pounds worth of Government work.” The very knowledgeable Pedro Telles, Senior Lecturer in Law at Swansea...

Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement

11 Jul 2019
The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN on SP), is a group of 14 cities that have come together to accelerate the implementation of sustainable procurement worldwide through: setting ambitious, quantified targets on sustainable procurement, reporting on their achievements, and...