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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

Google drops plans to compete for JEDI while IBM recently submitted a bid protest over the $10 billion cloud contract and HHS experiments with blockchain to transform acquisition. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for October 12, 2018. IBM Protesting Pentagon’s JEDI...

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Steve's Peeve About A Common Contracting Phrase

Ask yourself the following question: What is the adjective most commonly used to modify the phrase “government contracts” in mainstream-media articles? The answer, I’m pretty sure, is “lucrative.” As in, “X company or individual won lucrative government contracts for…” Pay attention to the...

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Amazon B2B Announces First Large Public Sector Contract in the UK

Last week Amazon B2B announced its first large UK public sector contract since its launch in the UK last year worth £600m, supplying the county of Yorkshire's schools, social services and emergency services. The deal is with Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation in the shape of a five-year contract....