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.

How To Produce Your Best Government Market Research Outcomes By Asking the Right Questions

No customer expects you to have all of the answers but they don’t want to waste time answering basic questions that you could have answered for yourself with a bit of research. Market and supplier research is, after all, RESEARCH. Read our tips on asking good questions that that will help you find qualified suppliers. Read more here.

Cloud Players: Who’s Who in the Government Market According to GovTech

There are a handful of large-scale, well-established big wigs in the cloud industry. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are the heaviest hitters in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market, closely trailed by Google, IBM, and Oracle. However, GovTech uncovered a surprising reality when it comes to local and state governments’ relationship to IaaS suppliers: awards for services tend to go to third-party vendors. Some suppliers to keep in mind in this not-so-small ballpark include – read them here.

And in other news ...

UK Police Forensics Cyber Attack Repercussions

Results and Status of EU-Funded Pre-Commercial Procurements

A Further £1m in Legal Costs for UK DfT in Eurotunnel Fiasco

Medicines and Medical Products Supply: Government Updates No-Deal Brexit Plans

World Economic Forum Report on Gender Equality and Smart Procurement

Bulgarian Government Approves CETA

Single-Use Plastics Directive Published in OJEU

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