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Public Spend Forum: Emerging tech and innovation showcase recap

07/16/2021 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:

Emerging tech and innovation showcase recap

Each week PSF has been holding a tech and innovation showcase where several emerging companies come together to make short pitches to government.

The goal of the Showcase is to:

  • Build awareness of emerging and innovative solutions in the market that have the potential to address critical government issues
  • Lower barriers and costs for small businesses to present their capabilities to government and buyer audiences at no cost

The following articles provide a list of what each company offered in their pitch.

If you would like to join PSF as it builds an open community and platform for emerging businesses to showcase their solutions, you can register here,

If you’re an innovative and emerging tech company looking to showcase your solution, learn more and apply for the Innovation & Tech Showcase, here.

Learn how to discover, engage and attract leading diverse companies

The next session of the Public Procurement Leaders Exchange Roundtable will focus on:

  • How to create a supplier diversity program
  • What goals should be set for their programs
  • Where to find the right diverse suppliers
  • What types of activity rive the most impact in terms of finding and engaging diverse suppliers
  • How supplier diversity can also increase supply chain resilience

Join a roundtable of your peers, practitioners and academics who have worked both on government and private sector programs to discuss how to create successful Supplier Diversity initiatives.

This discussion is critical in Public Spend Forum’s mission to open government markets for diverse and emerging suppliers.

Register here for Tue, Jul 20, 2:30 ‒ 3:30 pm EDT


And in other news … 

Portugal: Record-breaking year in competition enforcement

Europe’s industrial strategy debate heats up as bloc reconsiders strategic independence from foreign suppliers in key economic areas

UK Prompt Payment Code strengthened to help small businesses

Germany: Federal Cartel Office at the forefront in the digital era

Public sector spend on IT and professional staff doubles during Covid

Albanian Prime Minister warns cabinet to crack down on public procurement abuses

Europe’s software industry is calling on EU governments to spur innovation through public procurement rules

Public Accounts Committee calls for urgent gov action to address capacity and quality concerns in England’s local gov audit market

US: New Executive Order issued on improving nation’s cybersecurity

Ireland: New policy requires all workers on government contracts to be paid no less than Living Wage

Ireland: Minister announces new Office of Government Procurement arrangement that supports the Single Use Plastics Directive

UK gov determined to establish role model status regarding climate and electric vehicles 

UK gov promises to launch consultation on public procurement to buy more local food

HS2 launches Phase 2b procurement despite northern leg uncertainty

White Paper explaining new EU Energy Label System to public buyers

Bots starting to help DoD figure out right price for weapons systems


Interesting and useful material:

The Govshop Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) — is a one-stop-shop containing anything a small business would need to know to navigate public procurement in the United States, and beyond.

The 7 Principles for GovMarket Growth can be downloaded for free.


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