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As a procurement professional, you are responsible for continuously learning about industry trends, best practices, and policy updates that affect your daily affairs. In the Open Global Community, we support your professional responsibilities while helping you earn credit for individual …
Plenty of people know the story of the Tech Surge that helped save Healthcare.gov, led by folks like Todd Park, Mikey Dickerson and Ryan Panchadsaram. But not as many people know that after the surge ended on March 31, 2014, there …
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 …
Ask a dozen public organizations what metrics they use to measure performance, and you’ll get a dozen different answers. What this means is that there is no clear consensus on how to align metrics to agency missions and outcomes. But …
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.
“Innovative Contracting Case Studies” is a compilation of exemplary methods for getting more innovation per taxpayer dollar. Curated by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, each entry highlights public sector …
This presentation on micro-credentials was delivered by Frank McNally, Public Spend Forum’s Director of Learning and Content Development, at the 2016 Acquisition Excellence conference. It surveys the learning theory that supports micro-credentials and describes the characteristics of micro-credentials.
Public procurement leaders are subject to all sorts of mandates and policies imposed on them. It’s often difficult to see the forest for the trees, or the outcome the entire team needs to be focused on. Ultimately, they know a few …
Whether you’re buying off a common contract or preparing your own solicitation, with shifting responsibilities and definitions, custodial services can be a slippery category to grasp. In this edition of our purchasing insights series, learn about the market and potential …
Strategic market analysis is a much-needed tool in the public sector shed, and yet it’s often overlooked for more short-term, transactional capabilities. This introduction to strategic market analysis helps define why market intelligence is important, what role it plays in …