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When was the last time you read an inspiring response to a Federal Request for Proposal (RFP)? How about merely informative? Tolerable? Yeah me neither. Even the ones I write are pretty horrid. And yet we’ve created a federal acquisitions …
We attended the Healthcare Supplies Association (HCSA) annual conference, in Cardiff, this week. It has been running for many years and tackles all sorts of challenges for NHS procurement. This year it focused on grasping ‘opportunities to bring commercial ownership …
The UK Cabinet Office has drawn up contingency plans in the post Carillion collapse in a pilot scheme to protect public services. “Government suppliers including Capita and Serco have agreed to draw up “living wills” to ensure the continued delivery of public services in …
Microsoft is the latest major tech company to come under the scrutiny of its own employees for using innovation to support controversial missions of the government, and the USDS believes using tools like Slack, Skype, Google Suite and …
Google drops plans to compete for JEDI while IBM recently submitted a bid protest over the $10 billion cloud contract and HHS experiments with blockchain to transform acquisition. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup …
When it comes to buying cyber security, it’s hard to know where to even start. A constantly changing threat environment and the diversity of government IT networks make it complicated to determine how cyber security fits into the …
Amazon looms large over the world’s commerce, drawing a stark contrast to old ways of shopping, and an even starker contrast to the way government agencies buy things. In fact, there’s even a term for it: The Amazon Effect.
Amazon and USAF partner up on e-commerce program, DoD awards over $2 billion in year-end contracts, and acquisition leaders are looking to new techniques for IT modernization. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for …
The UK government has issued guidance for overseas companies on how to access NHS (the country’s National Health Service) procurement channels in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It also outlines the aims of the new NHS Supply Chain operating model put …
Open Access Government discusses the UK Cabinet Office’s efforts to address the issue of late payments in government contracts. “Figures from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) show small firms are owed an average of £6,142, mostly from larger organisations …