As part of our mission to create “Open Government Markets” around the world for over $10 trillion in public procurement spending, we initiated a survey and interviewed government leaders and suppliers across Federal/State/Local US governments. Our goal was to start to build an evidence-base to understand barriers faced by suppliers and even more importantly, solutions being pursued by government.
This report is just the start of our work. Please join us as we build a toolkit of solutions that can be leveraged by government, suppliers as well as highlight case studies we can all learn from.
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