Recording: How to Complete Your Market Research Report in Minutes

Apr 2, 2020
Every activity a contracting professional does impacts the outcome they achieve, and some are more important than others. If you mail in the price estimate, you can make up for it during the evaluation. But if you skimp on market research, you put your acquisition in serious jeopardy of failing to...

Recording: How to Conduct Government Market Research

Mar 3, 2020
Conducting market research and gathering market intelligence is a critical part of any acquisition and procurement process. It can also take a good amount of time that most procurement professionals don’t have, given the other demands of the acquisition lifecycle. [VIDEO_0] This webinar covers...

7MI Essentials – #2 Organize Research Questions & Keywords

Aug 11, 2020
7MI Series – This article is the third of a 9-part series as we introduce the 7 Economics and Market Intelligence Essentials for Public Procurement. We will also be launching the 7MI Challenge as part of this series. Please see all related articles in this series at the end of this post. In the...

7MI Essentials – #1 Understand the Need Before You Buy

Jul 8, 2020
7MI Series – This article is the second of a 9-part series as we introduce the 7 Economics and Market Intelligence Essentials for Public Procurement. Each part will also include videos, resources, and other materials. We will also be launching the 7MI Challenge as part of this series. Please see...

Market Intelligence is your superpower. You can be a superhero, too!

Jun 24, 2020
A hunt for an Indian saree on the streets of Delhi, economics and government procurement intersect to give us the insight we need to improve government procurement    I was rushing out the door, headed to catch a late evening flight to India. My wife would be holding down the fort at home...

The Rule of Two & Small Business Set Aside Program

May 20, 2020
There are few matters in government contracting more fundamental than the rule of two and its influence on the small business set aside program. Federal agencies are required to provide fair opportunity to small businesses and socioeconomic concerns to participate in solicitations. There’s even a...

How to Find Government Contractors Who Deliver Emerging Technologies

Feb 7, 2020
Let’s say you’re a government contracting professional with an opportunity to step outside the ordinary and try one of the innovative acquisition methods to procure emerging technologies.  You and your customer are excited about introducing emerging technologies into your program and there’s...

Recap & Recording: AR/VR Market Map – Overview of Segments and Suppliers

Oct 24, 2019
There are many ways in which augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) can assist the government and help it function more efficiently. With applications ranging from training to maintenance to JIT technical instruction and simulations, the Extended Reality sector is a hot market. So Public Spend...

Recap & Recording: Understanding the AR/VR Market and Suppliers

Jun 27, 2019
Given the pace of technological and social change, we are in the midst of a transformation in the way we interact with computing machines. Augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are enabling engagement with data in three dimensions and changing the way that learning and training...