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Let’s say you’re a government contracting professional with an opportunity to step outside the ordinary and try one of the innovative acquisition methods to procure emerging technologies.  You and your customer are excited about introducing emerging …
For my first official BLOG entry (are they called entries? Oh well, mine are called entries now), I have been overwhelmed with ideas. This specific post has had multiple titles and themes as I chase each shiny object that illuminates …
Why should you even care? First, let me start by saying, I AM NOT the world’s foremost expert on public procurement. Public procurement is simply too broad and diverse for such a single person to exist. There are hundreds of …
The federal government awards nearly $500 billion each year on contracts, and anyone can compete for them! After registering your business, you can join thousands of companies that participate in the government contracting marketplace. But beware, …
Livemint references a Digital Dossier identification of startups making use of emerging technologies to address problems in traditional fields. While applications are primarily geared toward the private sector, this does not preclude government applications from the near future.  …
How Agile project management practices can save the government contracting industry by allowing agencies to stay ahead of their problems We can feel it every time we respond to a 200 page RFP or insist contracts can accommodate …
“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 …
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 …
Why Information About Markets is Your Superpower in Government Procurement “A Sari. Can you tell me more?” A few years ago, I was on my way to India. As I was about to leave for the airport, my wife pulled …
TRADITIONAL PRACTICES VS MODERN-DAY REALITIES Public sector procurement practices are based on the fundamental principles that procurement must be fair, open, and transparent. That you must say what you will do, say so in a public fashion, and do what …