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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"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, ...
If you’ve been watching the federal acquisition landscape of late, you may have seen an increased rumbling coming from the Hill about the value and the approach of the teams of tech experts that have come to government in the wake of the Healthcare.gov ...
You hear it time and again: If it weren’t for the regulations, we’d have loads of innovation in the public sector. Nowhere in government is there a more maligned document than the FAR, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, which has been blamed for any ...
On today’s episode of the Public Impact Podcast , Public Spend Forum Co-Founder and Chair Raj Sharma talks with retired Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Ward  about his approach to innovation, building a culture of trust when it comes to taking risks, and how ...

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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