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With no Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines or therapies for the disease, legacy drugmakers and small startups alike have stepped forward with plans to develop vaccines or treatments that target the infection caused by COVID-19. Many of the companies that …
A consolidation of useful resources for the govcon community It’s hammer time, America. For the next four weeks, and perhaps longer, our economy will face unprecedented conditions and challenges for which there is no playbook. As more states …
Public Spend Forum and GovShop released the initial data set mapping the supplier and subject matter expert ecosystem specific to vaccines and therapeutics for coronaviruses, infectious diseases, and influenza. Any solution to the complex challenge we currently face …
The president of the European Central Bank and a former French finance minister stated at a news conference that “the heightened uncertainty negatively affects expenditure plans and their financing” and that “even if ultimately temporary by nature, it [the coronavirus epidemic] will …
The UK government announced on March 18 a change in their approach to the procurement of goods and services amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with immediate effect. In order to procure goods, services and works with extreme urgency during this time …
High-profile data leaks are becoming more common and cybercrime is forecast to inflict damages in the trillions of dollars by 2021. Investments in cybersecurity are anticipated to reach $250 billion by 2023 with spending already rising higher for 2019 than in …
The World Bank’s Global Public Procurement Database (GPPD) captures data about country procurement and e-Procurement systems at a global level. The aim of the GPPD is to promote procurement reform and innovation through improved transparency and knowledge-sharing, by providing a …
As the world mobilizes to respond to COVID-19, procurement has a central role. The availability of supply and agile use of resources is critical for mobilization. In my position, I talk with multiple public procurement officers in any given week, and …
The Small Business Administration has released FAQs prepared to address concerns a small business performing on federal contracts may have related to the impact of the Coronavirus. See here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jaimegracia_sbafaqs-for-coronavirus-gcbd-guidance-ugcPost-6645703312236691457-KH_6/ Additional resources here: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources …
The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which is currently putting together the government’s National Data Strategy, is to conduct a six-week review of how best to ensure the sharing of data between departments and the current barriers to …