The Ultimate Guide to Finding Keywords for your Government Market Research

Jun 7, 2019
Conducting market research can be a long and difficult process in certain cases, especially for complex items and services or items that you may have never purchased. Many government contracting professionals don’t know where to begin, or how to research effectively, so they waste time and energy...

The Best GovCon Resources for Market & Supplier Research

May 31, 2019
When it comes to doing your best government market research, it’s not enough to simply rely on Google or web-based search. You need to use a mix of resources to find your top government contractors. Whether it’s a list of government contractors or a database of labor rates paid, you can find...

The Seven Steps to Superior Government Market Research

May 17, 2019
At Public Spend Forum, we think market research, expertise, and analysis is a critical capability for public sector contracting professionals. And we aren’t alone. In a study on workforce competencies commissioned by The Volcker Alliance and supported by our Public Spend Forum research team, we...

CMA Says Government Staff Need Training on Market Analysis

Mar 14, 2019
We wrote last month about the UK Gov outsourcing playbook to help improve government procurement, how government works with industry and deliver better public services. Catering Insight this month writes that the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) recommends that staff need to be trained in...

The Procurement Economy in 2019: UK and EU

Jan 24, 2019
As relevant for public sector as for private, Jaggaer, a specialist in the public sector procurement technology market, has produced a briefing paper on the 2019 economic outlook both in the US and the European Union, and examines how procurement organisations can best prepare. It discusses Brexit...

IT Public Procurement Predictions 2019

Jan 3, 2019
Computer World UK is running an interesting post on IT analysts’ public sector technology predictions for 2019. “The government will need to ensure that its IT systems can cope with any outcome of Brexit,” it says. “Brexit will lead to the increase in the number of UK central government...

Recap & Recording: Draining the Data Swamp with Smarter Procurement Analytics

Mar 9, 2018
What’s the Number One most important thing that an organization can do succeed with procurement analytics? That question and several more were answered in a recent Public Spend Forum webinar with special guest Rob Handfied, Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University and Executive...

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

Sep 14, 2018
Spending on cloud services could reach billions in 2018, GSA moves closer to replacing DUNS, and a new GAO report calls out major cyber security challenges. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for September 14, 2018.   Federal Spending on Cloud Services to Reach $6.5 Billion...

Techniques for Conducting Efficient, Effective Government Market Research

Sep 11, 2018
Find Your Top Government Contractors with Information as Your Superpower 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 they...

The Value-Based Public Procurement Nurse

Sep 4, 2018
There was an interesting article from the health care sector recently on Open Access Government about the value-based public procurement nurse. It was written by Paul De Raeve, Secretary General of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) and makes the case for frontline nurses, who use...