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Procurement Policy Note – Recovery and Transition from COVID-19

Jun 11, 2020
This week the UK Cabinet Office released a Procurement Policy Note (PPN) which sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during the coronavirus outbreak. It updates and builds on the provisions contained in PPN 02/20 and outlines...

New UK public sector contracts are being published every day

Apr 3, 2020
Recent UK policy changes allow public sector buyers to speed up tendering procedures in order to secure resources as a ‘matter of urgency,’ as we reported last week. There are still plenty of public sector contracts being published amid all the uncertainty, Tenders Direct is keeping track...

Government Contracting in the Time of COVID: Navigating Uncharted Waters

Mar 23, 2020
A consolidation of useful resources for the govcon community It’s hammer time, America. For the next four weeks, and perhaps longer, our economy will face unprecedented conditions and challenges for which there is no playbook. As more states fight this unseen enemy by evoking necessary...

Scotland’s Programme helps more businesses win Government contracts

Feb 13, 2020
Alongside the Scottish Government’s Supplier Development Programme (SDP), Moray Council’s procurement team has been holding training workshops to help local businesses secure more public sector contracts. A diverse set of businesses have attended, who said in a post-event survey that their...

Recap & Recording: SBIR – America’s Seed Fund for Startups

Aug 27, 2019
Did you know there’s a multi-million dollar public investment fund where small business concerns can get access to seed capital? And they are encouraged to use that seed capital to commercialize their ideas with relatively little strings attached? It’s called the Small Business Innovation...

Recap & Recording: Barriers to Entry in Government Markets

Aug 20, 2019
On Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Public Spend Forum convened experts from government and industry to discuss barriers to entry that small and emerging companies face when trying to enter the public sector market. Featuring the perspectives of a startup owner (panelist Mat Chacon, Doghead Simulations), a...

Recap & Recording: Simplest Overview of Government Procurement Ever!

Jul 18, 2019
Government procurement requires a good deal of knowledge. From government-specific requirements to understanding the purchasing process, there are a lot of areas to cover. To say that understanding all the ins-and-outs of government procurement is difficult would be an understatement. Luckily, it...

Breakthrough: Startups and Small Businesses for Government

Mar 26, 2019
The number of women-owned businesses has risen at a virtually unprecedented rate and this historic expansion is due to the efforts of women who have been willing to take the leap and become entrepreneurs. At Public Spend Forum, we are proud to continue supporting those efforts in the next edition...

Breakthrough: Startups and Small Businesses for Government

Feb 19, 2019
Every day, startups and small businesses are driving innovation and impact in the public sector, bringing leading technologies, solutions, and approaches that are having an impact in big ways and small. Breakthrough is Public Spend Forum and GovShop’s platform to highlight companies, government...

Most companies fail to sell through G-Cloud

Nov 14, 2019
G-Cloud 10 is the UK government digital marketplace for use by the public sector to buy cloud computing services, covering hosting, software and cloud support. A recent report by Tussell shows a breakdown of sales through the procurement framework, which ran for 12 months until the beginning of...