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Public Spend Forum: Cloud-enabled smarter, faster government services  

07/23/2021 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:

AWS and PSF: Customer & Citizen Engagement Showcase

Public Spend Forum and Amazon Web Services are hosting a showcase for cutting-edge companies in Citizen & Customer Engagement. Basically they are companies that are leading the way in building solutions for governments to proactively engage with their constituents and develop innovative tools to address challenges before problems arise. Some include: delivering quick, accurate emergency response information, sustainably managing waste from the community, and eliminating the need for waiting rooms and queues.

To meet and learn about 6 ground-breaking companies that building the next generation of innovative technologies to help citizens and governments engage effectively, join this free-to-attend event:

Wed, Aug 11, 2.00pm – 4:00pm EDT

Find out more and register here

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.


And in other news … 

Governments are investing in new digital procurement tech

UK chip plant being sold to Chinese-owned firm has over a dozen contracts with British government

More than 2 million pieces of PPE deemed unsuitable for NHS put on sale through Nato by the UK Government

Public organisations are the next to adopt open innovation

Luxembourg: Fighting bid rigging in public procurement

Plans to ‘buy, make and sell more in Scotland’

France: Eur 6.8bn Government spending planned for summer olympic games in Paris in 2024

SMEs to spend $90 billion on cyber-security in 2025


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