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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

Microsoft is the latest major tech company to come under the scrutiny of its own employees for using innovation to support controversial missions of the government, and the USDS believes using tools like Slack, Skype, Google Suite and others could free up time for federal workers to focus more...


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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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A 2020 Vision for Federal Government Procurement

Amazon looms large over the world’s commerce, drawing a stark contrast to old ways of shopping, and an even starker contrast to the way government agencies buy things. In fact, there’s even a term for it: The Amazon Effect . So, when Section 846 of 2018 National Defense Authorization Act was...


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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

Amazon and USAF partner up on e-commerce program, DoD awards over $2 billion in year-end contracts, and acquisition leaders are looking to new techniques for IT modernization. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for October 5, 2018. Amazon, Air Force Team Up on E...


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Guide for Overseas Companies On How To Access NHS Procurement Channels

The UK government has issued guidance for overseas companies on how to access NHS (the country’s National Health Service) procurement channels in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It also outlines the aims of the new NHS Supply Chain operating model put in place to improve...


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Measures To Address Late Payment Issues

Open Access Government discusses the UK Cabinet Office’s efforts to address the issue of late payments in government contracts. “Figures from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) show small firms are owed an average of £6,142, mostly from larger organisations not paying them for goods and...



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FOI Shows English Councils Still Concentrating Spend on Top 5 Suppliers

English local authorities have made changes to supplier risk management practices following the collapse of Carillion, which disrupted 450 government contracts. But a FOI request carried out by spend management firm Ivalua revealed that of the London Borough, Metropolitan, and County Councils...


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New Laws on Access to Finance for Small Business

The UK government is considering new laws to arm small businesses against unfair contracts that prevent them from raising money from unpaid invoices. “Invoice finance” means they can raise money early on before an invoice is paid by assigning their right to be paid to a finance provider. The...