As part of our mission "to create market visibility, lower barriers, and enable access in government markets," we are continuing our work to understand and eradicate barriers that prevent innovative, small and underserved organizations from entering or scaling within the $13 trillion global government market.
The Barriers to Entry and Commercialization initiative is led by Public Spend Forum, in collaboration with faculty from NC State University, University of Chicago and the Shatter Foundation. Objectives include:
Continuously understand barriers and emerging solutions/approaches that enable easier access to govt markets.
Additionally, understand barriers to scaling and commercialization, which go beyond government market barriers.
Identify promising solutions/practices that can be scaled while creating policy imperative to drive additional solutions.
Drive collaboration across the entire public sector ecosystem.
Join us June 7th, 1pm EST, for our 2nd Barriers to Entry and Commercialization Roundtable. You will hear from leaders and experts in the industry on what practical steps can be taken to lowering barriers and enabling access/scaling for innovative, small and underserved businesses.
See 1st Roundtable on Barriers to Entry here. More details to follow shortly.Sign up here to get updates!
White House Summary of Making Access to the Innovation Ecosystem More Inclusive and Equitable
Identifying and Eliminating Barriers Faced by Nontraditional Department of Defense Suppliers
To identify barriers faced by diverse and emerging small businesses, based on facts and data, that exist across government markets worldwide. Also, the goal is to identify solutions in the form of case studies and tools that can be used by government agencies and small businesses.
There is no single answer to this but there are a number of approaches that can be taken. Watch these videos where experts discuss solutions.
You can take the survey and/or participate in an interview to share your insights. Please send us a request below to set up a time with our team to share your perspective.
You can sign up your company to our corporate members or sponsors program to demonstrate your commitment as an organization to supplier diversity. The membership also allows you to benchmark your organization as well as participate in regular symposiums where you can learn from your peers and access tools and resources to improve your organizations metrics..
To better understand the barriers faced by all companies, large or small, new to government or incumbent, Public Spend Forum and GovShop are proud to work Ivalua and the Director of the Supply Chain Resource Center at North Carolina State University to launch a Barriers to Entry in Government Markets global study and survey.
By gathering input from thousands of suppliers across industries, our goal is to identify the top barriers faced by suppliers. In addition to the survey, the study team is conducting extensive secondary research and interviewing government leaders and suppliers to gather deeper insights and examples.Complete Survey