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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

A new pilot program accelerates contracting process for startups, Microsoft launches hybrid cloud offering, and more. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for August 17, 2018. GSA Launches Accelerated Contracting Process for Startups The General Services Administration (GSA)...


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Yes, Contract Spending Really Does Increase a Lot in September, USASpending Says

We’re halfway through the government’s fourth quarter, and experienced contractors know what that means–lots of awards on the horizon. According to a fascinating new analysis from USASpending.gov , the fourth quarter spike in contract awards is quite real, and quite significant: the...



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Private Healthcare Companies Securing Plethora of NHS Contracts Investigation

Unite union, with members including 100,000 NHS staff, are calling for greater transparency over how companies secure NHS work. In particular it wishes to understand better how ‘Virgin and other private healthcare companies have acquired such a plethora of NHS contracts'. Virgin alone has...


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US City Receives Procurement Excellence Award

The US city of Santa Clara has received a prestigious procurement award for the fifth consecutive year. The city has received the achievement for its purchasing policies and practices. The National Procurement Institute has recognised the city with an Achievement of Excellence in Procurement...


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Word Choice Made Simple: The Ultimate Guide To Government Contracting Keywords

The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best Keywords for your Government Contracting Business Competing for government contracts is such a challenge. Vendors complain they can only compete for the solicitations they know about, but what of all the opportunities that never come across their...


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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

Use of CSO acquisition procedures is ramping up quickly across federal agencies, a recent survey finds acquisition professionals don’t find innovation important to successful procurement, and 1,500 public organizations have signed new contracts to buy directly from Amazon. This is Public Spend...


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Recording and Recap: Smarter Procurement in the Public Sector

The public sector is undergoing massive changes with greater fiscal spending, tax changes, constrained budgets and much more scrutiny and regulation. Public procurement and finance officials are keen to implement policies and programs to better manage public spending and automate processes,...


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Procuring Infrastructure PPPs 2018

A new report from The World Bank ‘Procuring Infrastructure PPPs’ aims to support a better policy-making process for public-private partnerships by highlighting key aspects of an economy’s regulatory framework for procuring PPPs. The 2018 report is a continuation of ‘Benchmarking PPP Procurement...