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Public Spend Forum: Rock the Pitch; Digitization and Death; Meet Jack

08/27/2021 By

Public Spend Forum: Rock the Pitch; Digitization and Death; Meet Jack

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:

Rock the Pitch — Innovation Tech Showcase

Next Thursday, Sept. 2, at 3pm-3:30pm EDT, the GovShop Tech Pitch Showcase will feature 4 powerhouse entrepreneurs speed pitching their innovative tech products for government agencies in just 5 minutes.

Any Government officials interested in lowering barriers to entry for emerging suppliers and who want to hear about innovative solutions for their department’s projects, will benefit from this short, sharp session. Equally, any company/supplier/vendor that wants to learn from peers about what makes a killer GovMarket tech pitch, will find this is 25 minutes very well spent.

See who will be speaking at the next showcase here.

The Tech Pitch Showcase is a no-cost platform for emerging and diverse companies to help them stand out in the GovMarket. Learn more and apply to present a pitch, here.

Digitization and Death — Unusual learnings for the procurement process

Peter Smith, MD at Procurement Excellence, CIPS past president and business author explains how we can always learn from experiences that aren’t exactly the same as the topic in hand. He provides some thoughts on procurement digitization via a somewhat unusual route — his experiences of the public sector process following the passing of his mother. He explains how what he has seen and how it has been managed can be usefully applied to procurement processes. He gives four points that apply to both “digitization of death” and the “digitization of procurement.”

Meet Jack for a free GovShop demo

If you’d like to meet Jack from the GovShop customer success team, you can book a free consultation and demo to learn how to optimize your profile and get the most out of GovShop, the free government buyer/supplier matching and shortlisting database. From claiming your supplier profile and optimizing your keywords, to standing out in a crowded market and building your sales pipeline, email Jack to help.


And in other news … 

Why battery storage procurement is still a chaotic, challenging endeavour in the US

Transport Scotland launches £115m roads job procurement

Irish gov launches new Interim Procurement Reform Board Annual Report 2020

Crown Commercial Service on UK technology procurement, underlining what the public sector must know about new Memorandums of Understanding

UK Labour party sounds slavery alarm over new PPE contracts

Bonfire releases 2021 State of Public Sourcing Report, revealing a resurgence in procurement activity

Public sector procurement specialist SCAPE announces seven winners for £14bn frameworks

Budapest Public Transport Operator launches public tender for Frankfurt’s used trams

UK DfT removes procurement pipeline three days after release

Swedish Energy Agency launches second public procurement process for projects designed to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions


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.