Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. It tackles universal public procurement issues and on its website you will find articles, podcasts, opinion pieces, community notices, discussion trails and news stories. Some are country-specific, others global. It will require a one-off, quick registration to view them. If you feel strongly about making a difference in public sector procurement, please join us – follow the links in the summaries below. And follow us @PSpendForum to hear what we've been up to and what we've got in store.

Public Impact Podcast - Cyber Security Procurement

The Public Impact Podcast is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating successes and innovations in the public sector, and the people who are making them happen. There's whole host of podcasts available to listen to on PSF, find out more here, and the most recent, "The Current State Of Public Sector Cyber Security Procurement_Public Procurement Leaders Podcast," can be listened to here. Three leaders from the private sector who sell cyber security solutions to the government share their thoughts on the state of public sector cyber security procurement.

Word Choice Made Simple: The Ultimate Guide To Government Contracting Keywords

This was a great article from Public Spend Forum's Frank McNally which we missed over the summer holidays, but it's a timeless piece so worth taking a look. "If you can determine how buyers think about your company and capabilities, you can begin to predict with accuracy the potential search queries that your target customers are using when they search for what you sell," he says. His research centres on using PSF's GovShop, a platform to help address the challenge of connecting public sector buyers and suppliers, but it's universally good advice. Read that here.

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Global Lead Cities Network on Sustainable Procurement

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Conference: Digital Transformation of Public Procurement

New Laws Against Unfair Contracts That Stop Small Businesses Raising Finance From Unpaid Invoices 

 

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