Content for #Leaders Exchange

Episode 16 of the Public Procurement Leaders Podcast featuring Tammy Rimes As a career purchasing agent for the City of San Diego, Tammy Rimes has witnessed procurement evolution firsthand. “In the past, for something as …
Special Episode on Public Sector Cyber Security You may take for granted how integral digital services have become in our daily lives. A decade ago you couldn’t check your email from your cell phone, but today you can …
As part of Public Spend Forum’s Leaders Exchange for Public Procurement, we constantly survey public procurement and government contracting leaders from across federal/state/local governments on their strategic priorities. (Please make sure to take the …
If the public sector is going to improve the way it buys goods and services, then public organizations need to improve the way they’re seen by their supply base, according to leaders who attended the June Public Spend …
Last week, Public Spend Forum founder and CEO Raj Sharma was over from Washington DC visiting the UK (not from Chicago as we mistakenly claimed in our webinar!). While he was here we took the opportunity to hold said webinar …
While mostly known as the technology behind the digital money Bitcoin, blockchain has other uses that are gaining traction across government. Blockchain can help improve cybersecurity, increase transparency, and speed up contract award processing and proposal review times. At a …
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) presents a framework and well researched data on addressing corruption in public procurement. The framework leverages the widely utilized procurement process paradigm (pre-tendering, tendering, post-tendering), and lays out drivers of risk as well …
As part of our study of public procurement workforce skills, Public Spend Forum interviewed 31 procurement leaders and asked them to rate the public procurement workforce’s proficiency in 12 core skills, based on their experiences and interactions. They were also …
Over the course of our study of public procurement skills, we talked with nearly 50 leaders in the public sector about what they thought the desired outcomes for public procurement—and the role of the procurement function within the larger organization—should be.
Nearly any expert you talk to in government procurement will tell you that the workforce needs more support and better training. But why? What makes the public procurement workforce so important to the work of government? In this excerpt from …