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, discussion trails and news stories. GovShop is its platform for finding and connecting suppliers with the public sector market.

Recent highlights include:

More than 7m Separate Cyber Attacks on Small Businesses in 2 Years

A recent report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) explains the results of a survey of 1,135 small businesses in the UK. Findings show that one-fifth said they have been the victim of cyber-attack in the past two years, which the research equates to nearly 10,000 cyber-attacks a day for small businesses collectively. It also reveals that for 2019, 55% of UK firms generally reported cyber-attacks. This is up from 40% last year according to Hiscox. Awareness is growing and more firms are looking to cyber insurance. Read more here.

Report: Cybersecurity Market Analysis, Top Suppliers, and Strategy for Navigating Market

This report overall focuses on projected market trends from 2018 to 2023 and is supported by data, in the form of statistics, tables and figures, a SWOT analysis, and others, on the regional and global sectors of the cybersecurity market. It also includes a forecast of the growth of each region around the globe, simultaneously highlighting possible factors that are responsible for this change, and a list of the top key players in the market. Read that here.

 

And in other news ...

The UK Dept for Education Is Looking for Partner to Create Digital Procurement Tool

Scottish Government Launches £30m Cloud Procurement Framework

20 New Capital Investment Projects Worth a Total of £853m Revealed

EU Payments Rules Look Set to Take SMEs by Surprise

 

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