Content for #Learn the Government

In a post this week, procurement advisory firm Odesma talked about what they believe to be some of the main challenges in public sector procurement that are preventing them from implementing innovation and efficiencies. One of them is ‘engaging …
On Tuesday, September 10, Public Spend Forum hosted a panel discussion featuring representatives from the small business and startup community with an interest in selling their products and services to government.  [VIDEO_0] Host Raj Sharma was …
Did you know there’s a multi-million dollar public investment fund where small business concerns can get access to seed capital? And they are encouraged to use that seed capital to commercialize their ideas with relatively little strings attached? …
The armed forces may not be the first sector we think about when considering uses of Virtual Reality – gaming, film, construction purposes all come to mind. But VR is being used and has been adopted by UK military for …
TheyBuyForYou.eu is a three-year initiative with researchers, innovators and public administrations from five European countries. With funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, it aims to deliver tools, alongside enabling technologies and data, to make procurement across …
The ‘TheyBuyForYou’ project brings together researchers, innovators and public administrations from five European countries who are working on guidelines for procurement data visualisation. An international research team with open data specialists from the University of Southampton have integrated tender and …
“Hungarian firms tend to determine increasingly strict deadlines, leading to many clients asking for delays, which may become a challenge for companies in case of an economic downturn, according to a report by debt management firm Intrum,” reports The Budapest …
Ninety-four Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace.   PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier, …
The European Commission has this week published its latest newsletter containing news on green public procurement (GPP). It includes items on the Big Buyers Initiative: public authorities joining forces for strategic procurement; a new tool to calculate the full Life-Cycle …
Politico runs an interesting take on how the public are funding the demise of their own jobs – with government subsidies and tax breaks being used to subsidise automation and innovation and start-ups. Public subsidies for potentially job-killing technologies are …