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Hundreds of suppliers and government buyers participated in our global Barriers to Entry study – and at this Symposium, we will release the results and hear directly from government leaders on how agencies are working to bring in …
Penny Wise PPE Protection aims to make mask storage safer and to lower the risk of cross-contamination. Penny Wise provides medical professionals, frontline workers, and families with a copper-infused polyester bag to store N-95 respirators and/or other …
Oxfordshire County Council in England talked to procurement analyst firm Spend Matters about how it is getting its ad-hoc spending under control and supporting the local economy. Following his talk at Amazon Business Exchange on driving best practice in indirect …
A local UK news outlet, ECHO, has reported that its investigation revealed huge hikes in the price of PPE across councils costing them millions as they scrambled for equipment to protect people from coronavirus. Suppliers raised prices well above pre-pandemic …
Currently, 90% of London’s public sector IT contracts are held by just 15 suppliers. A new technology procurement platform will help all 33 local councils in London diversify their IT supplier portfolios. Technology providers now have access to a platform …
As government offices begin to open across the country, it becomes increasingly critical to take measures that prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. Just this week, the Office of Personnel Management shared a detailed …
The UK 100% publicly owned YPO has announced the launch of its new Drones and Associated Products and Services framework for the emergency service and the wider public sector. The first of its kind. Last year YPO was approached by …
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the deficiencies in the way governments strategize for, and implement public procurement. To see evidence of this, we need only look at …
European Governments are advising their public procurement bodies how to conduct business during the crisis – from issuing public procurement procedures, their evaluation and their award as smoothly as possible without public officials meeting in person, to temporarily accepting digital …
Conducting market research and gathering market intelligence is a critical part of any acquisition and procurement process. It can also take a good amount of time that most procurement professionals don’t have, given the other demands of the acquisition lifecycle.