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A new service has been launched which uses open contracting data to help government buyers find suppliers across the world as they respond to the coronavirus crisis. The tool, built by open data business Spend Network, enables buyers looking for …
The European Commission has released guidance to public buyers on how to use all the flexibilities offered by the EU public procurement framework in the emergency situation caused by the coronavirus outbreak. “COVID-19 is a health crisis that requires swift …
Recent UK policy changes allow public sector buyers to speed up tendering procedures in order to secure resources as a ‘matter of urgency,’ as we reported last week. There are still plenty of public sector contracts being published amid all the uncertainty, …
As public procurement adjusts to a new normal, issues related to managing a distributed workforce under shifting rules and priorities have moved to the forefront. Key among these are: Communication and Coordination Logistics, not Simply Purchasing Establishing new …
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 …
European Union lawmakers have suggested that a new bundle of proposals may need to be considered to create a more ethical and well-regulated future for the age of AI. The proposals include implementing new rules for high-risk AI systems that …
A joint European procurement initiative has been able to secure at considerable scale and at short notice protective clothing and medical equipment. Some producers have exceeded the quantities requested by the 25 member states taking part in the procurement. The …
We should actually call this session ‘5 Things You Should Do Right Now to Tap Into the $25B and More of Goods and Services Buys by Federal Agencies!’ Here’s why: Federal spending under FAR Part 13, the Simplified Acquisition Procedures, …
With no Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines or therapies for the disease, legacy drugmakers and small startups alike have stepped forward with plans to develop vaccines or treatments that target the infection caused by COVID-19. Many of the companies that …
A consolidation of useful resources for the govcon community It’s hammer time, America. For the next four weeks, and perhaps longer, our economy will face unprecedented conditions and challenges for which there is no playbook. As more states …