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The Procurement of Innovation Platform presents insights on managing risk across the entire procurement cycle. The approach presented is adapted from the risk management methodology “RISMAN”, adjusted to suit application in the public procurement of innovation. Also included is a …
NIGP (The Institute for Public Procurement) presents the basics of risk management in this tutorial. This basic tutorial covers sources or risk, how to identify risk, all the way through how to manage risk. A helpful read on the basics …
The RAND Corporation presents a perspective case study on reducing the cost and risk of major acquisitions at the Department of Homeland Security. The perspectives presented focus on Improving DHS’s acquisition planning capability, cited as a critical first step in …
We at Public Spend Forum devote a focused portion of our time and effort engaging with senior procurement executives across the public sector, both informally and also as part of our “Global Leaders Exchange” (for senior public procurement leaders) which …
This timeless research paper lays out the 10 key, very practical strategies for managing total cost, cutting across the 3 phases of the acquisition/procurement life cycle (Pre-Award, Award, and Post-Award). When applied systematically and critically against all acquisitions / procurements, …
According to Kevin Brancato, director of government contracts research at Bloomberg Government, “the federal market is driven by budgets, and budgets are driven by the presidential budget request”, as commented in an April 27 webinar. “What I would advise federal …
Are you thinking about social media for your government contracting business, but you’re not sure where to start? Social media can provide a return on your investment, if you plan your strategy in advance. Join the Virginia PTAP …
Representatives of 91 cities attended Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities (WWC) summit earlier this month, where procurement was a topic of discussion. The conversation centered on how it’s actually more risky for procurement to follow the status quo, rather than …
A federal jury on Tuesday convicted Frederick Burnett, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, of fraudulently representing that the “hundreds of thousands” of baseball caps and backpacks he supplied to the Army Recruiting Command were made in the …
While some have voiced concern that a bill to reform New York State’s procurement was not included in the proposed budget, a bill has now made it out of the State Senate Finance Committee. The bill would restore oversight powers …