Eight Trends in Federal Contracting

Apr 30, 2017
Bloomberg Government’s Kevin Brancato, director of government contracts research, discussed eight trends in federal contracting he sees continuing to grow in the near futures. Some of those were initiatives kicked off by the Obama administration, including an emphasis on category management,...

Reverse Auctions: Guidelines for Federal Contractors

Dec 23, 2016
Acquisition professionals and contract officers are besieged by a variety of different sourcing solutions designed to help them reduce their purchased cost of materials and services. For example, the FedBid reverse auction tool was widely recommended as a competitive tool available to contract...

Procurement Problems in Texas: Workforce Solutions Alamo

Dec 8, 2016
Ask anyone in procurement what they most worry about, and most times, you will get an answer that includes the word “afraid.” From fancy corner offices to the cubicles filled with those of the front lines of the agency, there is always that “afraid” factor—worried that an unintentional...

Watch our Webinar: Procurement and Spend Analytics

Oct 20, 2016
Public Spend Forum recently hosted a webinar on procurement and spend analytics, with Professor Joseph Sandor of Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business giving an introduction to analytics, and Dan Warn of our sponsor BravoSolution walking through a couple of case studies of how...

Roundup of weekly news from the European Public Market

Sep 21, 2016
This is our weekly European public procurement news round-up. We will be bringing you recent public sector stories and information from around Europe’s news portals, reporting on how more than a trillion Euros of taxpayer money is being spent. This will become part of a future initiative to bring...

2015 Challenges for Public Procurement – Austerity

Jan 25, 2015
We listed our six challenges for public procurement in 2015 at the beginning of the month. Here they are again. Challenge no.1; Implementation of New Directives Challenge no.2; Austerity continues Challenge no.3; Social issues Challenge no. 4; Value and Innovation Challenge no.5; The Fight against...

Contracting Authorities Post Brexit with No Deal

Lexology outlines what an EU departure will mean for the UK without an exit deal. A range of outcomes remains possible, it says, and it is important for businesses to plan. It looks at the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on public sector procurement law and explains how UK contracting...