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Public Spend Forum: Powering women-led tech companies

04/09/2021 By

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. Read more from PSF and GovShop founder Raj Sharma here: Working towards a more open and accessible public sector marketplace – for suppliers and buyers.

This week’s latest from PSF:

Powering women-led tech companies in the public sector

The Shatter Fund, founded by Shelly Kapoor-Collins (previously the Tech Advisor to now Vice President Kamala Harris) has partnered with Public Spend Forum to create a growth program to boost women-led tech companies in the government sector.

Companies accepted to this prestigious first cohort of the Public Spend Forum and Shatter Fund Growth Program will be get access to benefits, including:

  • Hands on coaching and advice from the experts, government leaders and VC community that will give you the scale of a larger company
  • Heightened brand building and richer relationships with the public sector
  • Insights and market intelligence into customer needs in your technology domain

Learn more and apply here: Shatter x PSF Growth

Barriers to Entry in government markets: Minnesota State case study live discussion

As Public Spend Forum continues to strive towards its mission of “opening government markets” it will be holding its next event in its Breaking Barriers to Entry into Government Market series with a fascinating case study from the State of Minnesota.

This event is an open forum with interaction and live Q&A where you can engage and learn from your peers in an inclusive dialogue. Join Rachel Dougherty and Kristin White from the Minnesota Department of Transportation for a free-flowing conversation highlighting the tangible solutions they used to break the barriers to entry in state government and the transportation sector — resulting in engagement with a rich, qualified, traditional vendor pool.

This free event on Mon, Apr 19, 2021 2:00 EDT will focus on the role of state governments in driving innovation in public procurement and contracting.

Register here.

6th Annual Govcon Summit (Virtual) – April 20-28

During this week-long event you can learn about tactics and strategies that will help you secure government contracts and gain a slice of the $2.8 billion pie. Among six of the United States’ top GovCon experts will be PSF’s own Ben McMartin on hand to help you:

  • Increase your contract win rate
  • Grow your teams strategically
  • Broaden your professional network
  • Establish a network of quality, high-caliber teaming partners
  • Develop the mindset necessary to succeed in complex and shifting environments

More information is here: Master the Game of GovCon


And in other news …

EU: Competition for marine advisor services to support the procurement of a multi-role vessel

United Nations: Food Systems Champions on the importance of public sector finance and fiscal policy

SNIPEF welcomes latest Construction Policy Note from the Scottish Government on sustainable tender pricing 

UK: Xenex LightStrike disinfection robots now available via Countess of Chester Commercial Procurement Services Framework

US: Local governments set record for new renewable energy procurement in 2020

Romania: Rules regarding public procurement by state hospitals toughened

EU: Commission proposes new regulation for sustainable batteries

European defense spending still rising, but Covid-19 poses retrenching risk

France and India talk submarines and European and South Asian nations share security concerns as China advances

A new two-year UK procurement framework for IT hardware has been launched with the potential to save the public sector up to £250m

E-invoicing / E-billing international market overview & forecast by country


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.

Schedule a free GovShop demo

You can book a free consultation and demo to learn how to best leverage GovShop! You’ll learn how to build your market research skills and use GovShop to search across 2 million traditional and non-traditional suppliers, quickly generate lists and reports in minority and small businesses, and find contracts that match your needs.

Contact Frank McNally from the Government Success Team