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On Thursday, October 27th Public Spend Forum welcomed Dan Ward to share stories about simple innovation from a 20+ year career at the US Air Force. In addition to great storytelling and noble attempts at humor, Dan offered specific strategies …
This is our weekly European public procurement news roundup. We will be bringing you recent public sector stories and information from around Europe’s news portals, reporting on how more than a trillion Euros of taxpayer money is being spent. This will become part of …
It’s difficult to keep track of all of the news published that impacts the public sector market every day. That’s why the Public Spend Forum Newswire captures and synthesizes the new policies, regulations, thought leadership and legislation that is changing …
It’s difficult to keep track of all of the news published that impacts the public sector market every day. That’s why the Public Spend Forum Newswire captures and synthesizes the new policies, regulations, thought leadership and legislation that is changing …
As Bloomberg reports, Silicon Valley company Palantir has won their case against the Army, re-opening the bidding for the second iteration of the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGSA), what the Government Accountability Office (GAO) describes as a system …
Spence Witten is the director of federal sales at cybersecurity vendor Lunarline, Inc. PSF welcomes contributors from across the public sector market. If you're interested in contributing, we'd love to hear from you. I don't know that I've ever said that before. Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) solicitations are a nightmare to both write and evaluate. Flashback 10 years ago, to a contract called GSA Alliant I. I was on a team as a subcontractor, along with about 30 other companies, few of whom had ever worked together before. We slammed together a proposal that made no sense and tossed in solutions that we had no intention of delivering. After weeks of frantic days and sleepless nights we eventually dumped on GSA's doorstep a collection of pretty but ultimately meaningless proposal pages. After two years of what I'm sure was the most miserable period of their professional lives, GSA finally awarded Alliant I, and we earned a spot. After a grand win party, I never saw any of my teammates again. To recap: Our proposal offered nothing of value. Our team had no history of working together.  It took the government more than two years to wade through our nonsense and finally make an award. Following award, the team dispersed. The organization that ended up actually delivering on that contract had next to nothing in common with the organization that won. The thing is, as terrible as that sounds (and is), it all started with the way Alliant I was designed.
We are currently experiencing an unprecedented period of radical social, technological, economic, and political change. Policymakers across the globe are rushing to cope with this shifting landscape and must adapt or die. In Europe, the lack of a coherent, international …
Business intelligence firm Onvia has released the results of its first annual survey of government procurement practitioners, polling more than 500 pros from city, count and state governments, as well as school districts across the US. For …
Thank you to everyone who attended our webinar on simple innovation with special guest Dan Ward. To earn your continuous learning credit, please take a moment to fill out this survey. It consists of four comprehension …
The Eastern District of Texas has issued a preliminary injunction halting the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule that was supposed to go into effect this week. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) had filed the request for …