Public Spend Forum: UK transport bodies offer free diversity training for SMEs and what’s new on PSF

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Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public buying everywhere. GovShop is its free-to-use global government market research tool for finding and connecting with suppliers. Here's the latest from PSF:

Facing the long journey of entering the public sector marketplace

In Episode 21 of the Public Sector Heroes Podcasts you get to meet Jenny Clark, known as the "Oprah" of Federal Contracting at Solvability, Inc. One of the biggest takeaways from this podcast is that even though there is an abundance of government opportunities, the best strategy is to understand how to move through the process and stay consistent as you spread your resources. “If you’re not focused, you’re not going to get what you want.” She is calling out to small businesses in particular that, even though they have the right intentions, are not going about the process in a strategic way. Jenny shares how to pursue contracts practically within the marketplace. First and foremost she says: do your homework! Listen to The Public Sector Heroes podcast here.

Check out what’s new on PSF

Public Spend Forum’s solutions are designed to help government buyers and suppliers easily discover and engage with each other – globally. The suite of tools and services is growing all the time, as is regional participation in GovShop – where suppliers can find government opportunities and where buyers can find relevant suppliers:

  • Assisted Market Research — Use Machine Learning and PSF’s global datasets to rapidly identify qualified suppliers. AMIntelligence combines machine learning and global datasets to rapidly identify qualified suppliers and experts in as little as a day.
  • PowerMatch — Machine Learning algorithms match you to the best opportunity, delivered straight to your inbox. Traditional and non-traditional opportunities are aggregated from across sites, including RFPs, SBIRs and Challenges. Promotional marketing content increases your visibility in front of buyers using PowerMatch.
  • Ecosystem — Across all solutions, PSF works with federal/central, state and local agencies and partners to provide market and supplier research, training, and community intelligence.
  • Dashboard — Brand new GovShop Dashboard is fully personalized for you to match with and monitor government opportunities. Simply log into your GovShop supplier account and you will automatically be taken to your ‘my govshop’ dashboard, begin personalizing and optimizing with your keywords and preferences. Get started for free at com

And you can sign up to PSF for free to get access to webinars, podcasts, research, training sessions and news about government procurement.


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Don't forget:

Symposium on barriers to entry in government markets 

Public Spend Forum will release the results of its study on Barriers to Entry in Government Markets in an upcoming online symposium. The agenda includes a review of tech study results, a panel discussion, and case study presentations on solutions. PSF will also welcome Maj. General Cameron Holt, deputy assistant secretary for contracting, US Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, to share his insights on the challenges suppliers face in the public sector and the actions government agencies can take to reduce those barriers. The event takes place on February 25, 1.00 pm EST, 6.00 pm GMT and you can find the full agenda and register here.


Contact Public Spend Forum

Contact if you’d like to understand more about public procurement, the effect of the pandemic, where to find suppliers for a specific category, or any other burning issue you have.

PSF would also love to hear from you if you have a success story within your organization you’d like to share. If you’d like to share your opinions or insight on a public-procurement-relevant issue please see the Guest Author Guidelines here.


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