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. If you feel strongly about making a difference in public sector procurement, please join the platform.

Stories this week ...

Women-Led Start-Ups and Small Businesses Have Advice for Governments

Small businesses (and even many larger ones) face an uphill battle when trying to “breakthrough” to the government market. Shelly Kapoor Collins, founder of Shatterfund, a fund focused on women-led companies, emphasised the need to simplify processes and make it easier for government to find opportunities at Public Spend Forum’s recent Breakthrough event – ‘Start-Ups and Small Businesses for Government Happy Hour / Women-Owned Companies Driving Public Impact.’ Read in this post their recommendations to government.

How Agile Procurement is Here to Change the Face of Government Contracting

With all the fuss surrounding agile, PSF thought it was important to offer readers a breakdown of agile’s potential. In this article, it takes a look at how agile project management practices can save the government contracting industry by allowing agencies to stay ahead of their problems. It also provides an overview of what agile is and how it can be used in procurement. Read more here.

 

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