Content for #State and Regional

We’ve written a lot recently about the effectiveness of challenges and prizes in public procurement, particularly in bringing in potential suppliers who exist far outside the orbit of the standard marketplace. The U.S. Agency for International Development, for instance, has used …
Understanding markets and supplier capabilities is critical to engaging a market, developing a purchasing strategy and meeting your organizational needs. Given how time intensive and time-consuming market intelligence can be, we have tried to make the job a little easier.
Developed in coordination with the Volcker Alliance, our draft model of the key competencies that are required for the public procurement workforce identifies 12 key competencies critical to every public procurement organization. This quick reference guide lays out and describes all twelve.
Late last month, the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council proposed an unusual rule, one that specifically stated that agencies are encouraged to engage in “responsible and constructive exchanges with industry, so long as those exchanges are consistent with …
I had the great fortune to speak with several leaders in government and industry about a novel approach to improving communication: the reverse industry day. At a time when seemingly everyone agrees that collaboration between government and industry leaves a …
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in putting-out-fires mode, after a number of scandals have hit in recent weeks. There’s his former top adviser, Joseph Percoco, who’s been indicted in a fraud case surrounding the building of a new power plant.
If you haven’t yet, you should check out our brand new Public Spend Forum YouTube channel, where we’re posting a lot of short videos that offer practical tips to help you in your job every day. In one …
We so often hear about how difficult it is for the Department of Defense to work with smaller or newer businesses, that it’s often easy to write off any potential working relationship as dead in the water. But that’s exactly why …
When it comes to city procurement, Philadelphia has established itself as a leader on the vanguard in recent years. It’s rare that a procurement program attracts the interest of major media organizations, but Philly’s Fast FWD program has …
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 …