Podcasts

Public Spend Forum podcasts are dedicated to showcasing and celebrating successes and innovations in the public sector and the people who are making them happen.

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The public sector hasn’t exactly reaped the rewards of rapid advancements in technology, but things are changing thanks to forward thinking procurement professionals and civic technologists. These people have collectively spent the past 5 years (post ...
In some ways, the story of Sevie Sarabia (above, right) and Jesse Longoria is unfortunately not unique. Both served in the military, both fought in Iraq. And both also saw how the military supply chain—the way they and their fellow soldiers were equipped—was ...
For as long as I can remember, Harrison Smith has been a champion for change in our procurement profession. During his final two years at the Department of Homeland Security, he promoted quality industry-government communication through an innovative ...
"Always keep your mind open...always look for a better way of doing business." If it were possible to summarize a 36 year career in military procurement leadership into one sentence, you could do a lot worse than the quote above. During our sixth episode ...
As Chief Procurement Officer of King County, Washington, Danielle Hinz has her own dreams for improving the procurement function. From technology modernization to shortening the RFP process using lean methods, she's proving that private sector best practices ...
They call Alaska the land of the midnight sun, and for a long time its procurement function was content to lurk in the shadows of administrivia. But thanks to the efforts of Jason Soza, Alaska's Chief Procurement Officer since May of 2013, the sun now ...
On this most recent episode of the Public Procurement Leaders podcast, host Raj Sharma interviewed Jack Pellegrino, Director of the Office of Purchasing and Contracting for the County of San Diego about what excites him about his job, his organization's ...
At Public Spend Forum, we believe our community is our biggest asset. People are the engines of change and progress within the public sector and inside the suppliers that support them. That's why we've decided to launch The Public Procurement Leader, ...

Policies and Regulations

President Trump Revokes Entirety Of Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order

Trump's revocation of Obama's controversial order impacts paycheck transparency rule, as well.
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Claiming Damages Resulting From An Unfavorable CPARS Rating

Firms may have a new weapon against unfair, biased, or inaccurate past performance reviews.
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Procurement Challenge – UK Government Pays Out £100 Million

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the UK has not appealed a challenge and must now pay out £100 Million.
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Perspectives and Insights

Why Don't Small Businesses Sell To The Government?

Former White House procurement policy chief Steve Kelman dives into the details.
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Wrongheaded Push For Government Contracts Transparency

This new act will do nothing to improve value for taxpayers by reducing competition and raising costs.
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10 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Professional Buying Organisations (PBOs)

Think you know about PBOs and what they do in the procurement process? Here are ten interesting facts.
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