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Ninety-four Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace.   PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier, …
The European Commission has this week published its latest newsletter containing news on green public procurement (GPP). It includes items on the Big Buyers Initiative: public authorities joining forces for strategic procurement; a new tool to calculate the full Life-Cycle …
Politico runs an interesting take on how the public are funding the demise of their own jobs – with government subsidies and tax breaks being used to subsidise automation and innovation and start-ups. Public subsidies for potentially job-killing technologies are …
This IBM report is good reference material for category management best practice for government. Category Management was adopted as a purchasing strategy in the 1980s by the private sector, particularly retail and manufacturing. Essentially it was putting …
“Tell your company’s story and how you will help make things better,” was the simple yet powerful advice provided by Kate Lucey of H.S. Dracones to other women-led …
After trying for two decades, the federal government has finally met its goal of awarding five percent, or $17.8 billion, of all contracts to women-owned small businesses. This means five percent is no …
The number of women-owned businesses has risen at a virtually unprecedented rate and this historic expansion is due to the efforts of women who have been willing to take the leap and become entrepreneurs. At Public Spend Forum, we are proud …
Thornton & Lowe has been training organisations to bid for public sector (and private) contracts across the UK for 10 years. It supports over 400 tenders every year and boasts a 75% win rate, with 90% of those in …
DHS procurement chief says business is ‘limited’ during the ongoing shutdown while officials look at how the impact could go beyond shuttered agencies. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for January 25, 2019.   …
France has published a new Public Procurement Code which integrates procurement and concession contract rules into a single code. It was published in the Official Journal of the French Republic on December 5, 2018, and aims to modernise French regulations and finalise …