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The Public Procurement Leaders Podcast with Alan Thomas - Episode 8

Easy, Efficient, and Modern. These are admirable and important goals for any organization operating in a hyper connected world. As governments continue their modernization push, leaders like Alan Thomas are embracing the demands of public sector technology. The recently appointed Thomas,...

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Procurement Innovation – What Does It Really Mean?

We know that “Procurement Innovation” is something that is dear to the hearts of many Public Spend Forum readers and indeed many working on both the buy and supply sides of the public procurement world, across many countries. But as this has become a hot topic, it has also led to some confusion...

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The Five Factors That Shape How We Buy

Effective buying requires skill, one that enables us to determine exactly how we should buy in any given situation. As part of this we must consider where we might buy from, our needs and wants, and the most effective way to satisfy these. We must also consider the relationship with...

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Don't Buy Procurement Technology Without Hearing This First

Technology solutions hold much promise for public sector organizations, but without smart procurement practices these business opportunities won't attract the best suppliers in the procurement technology marketplace. This was a theme shared by Eliza Niewiadomska and others during a convening...

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GSA Convenes Public Meeting to Discuss 'Amazon' Amendment

On Tuesday, January 9 the General Services Administration (GSA) convened a public meeting to discuss the implications and ramifications of Section 846 of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Procurement Through Commercial e-Commerce Portals. This amendment (dubbed the “Amazon...

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3 Steps to Increase Your Agency’s FITARA Incremental Development Score

In our last blog, we addressed three steps your agency can take to get a better MEGABYTE grade on the FITARA scorecard. In the second installation of this series, we address steps your agency can take to improve your Incremental Development score. Agencies have historically struggled to...