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Why Evaluation in Public Procurement is Important If the phrase “bid evaluation” makes you cringe, don’t worry: you’re not alone. If you don’t approach it the right way, it can be a huge hassle. That being …
A Look at Why You Should Leave the Private Sector and Take a Job in Public Sector Procurement or Acquisition It’s no secret that private sector consulting is a lucrative field. For a lot of people in the …
Nearly 200 Firms Respond to Notice about Border Wall GovExec reports that some 180 companies have responded to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) pre-solicitation notice, inquiring about “prototype wall structures” for President Donald Trump’s plan to …
Everything You Need to Successfully Navigate the Procurement Industry No matter what your sector or industry, procurement is procurement, right? Well, not quite. There are definitely some aspects of procurement that remain the same whether you’re …
New York Congresswoman Introduces the Surviving Spouse Contracting Preference Act Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) has introduced H.R.971, the Surviving Spouse Contracting Preference Act. The bill would amend the U.S. Code “to treat small businesses, owned by …
Backlog of Unawarded Contracts Continues to Grow Daniel Snyder of Bloomberg Government talked with Federal News Radio about the growing backlog of unawarded contracts, contracts that are in the source selection stage but have not yet been awarded.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Public Spend Forum (PSF), a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public sector market, announced today that Dr. Steve Kelman has joined its Board of Advisors. Dr. Kelman, a leading …
As we have said before, the procurement of innovation and sustainability in goods and services is not just about R&D, but the design and delivery of public services, processes and models. This is what is behind the Procura+ Awards, …
This slide deck presents an example of a “Reverse Industry Day” (RID) that was held by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The RID is characterized by providing suppliers the opportunity to present to government officials, rather than the traditional …
Last week, we wrote about the issue of risk and in particular the risk averse attitude that many public sector procurement staff still appear to hold. The topic was discussed at our Public Spend Forum Exchange kick-off meeting recently, where leaders from different parts of the UK public sector came together to talk about some of the key issues facing public procurement. It is a generalization of course and we would never suggest that everyone in public procurement is risk averse by nature, but it is worth thinking about why this may be the case. What is it that makes many public procurement staff behave in this manner? We suspect there are three reasons or three types of people who demonstrate this risk aversion.