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My Cubs couldn’t pull off the World Series repeat, losing badly to the Dodgers last night in the National League Championship Series.  And you know what?  I’m okay with it.  We Cubs fans are a different breed: after  …
The 4 Fundamental Differences You Need to Understand Today Way back in 2013, we ran a survey about the differences between public and private sector procurement. We turned the results into this article, …
At Public Spend Forum, we’re interested in identifying the qualities that every procurement pro needs to succeed—not just in her career, but in fulfilling the agency’s mission. One thing we discovered as we talked with experts in the field, no …
It may or may not be possible to judge a book by its cover, but if you compare the covers of the Trump administration’s budget issued by OMB last week with previous years’ efforts, you will notice visible signs …
GSA Would See Large Increase in Trump’s Budget Daniel J. Sernovitz of the Washington Business Journal notes that while many agencies would see cuts under President Donald Trump’s budget recommendations, the federal government’s central buyer, the …
FirstNet Expects Protest Decision “Within Days”  FCW reports that FirstNet, the effort to create a national broadband network to connect public safety officers at every level of government, expects a decision “within days” regarding …
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 …