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Public Spend Forum: Building a high-quality pipeline masterclass and 7 solutions for effective remote meetings

09/24/2021 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.

And take a look at this LinkedIn post from Raj to get a feel for why he cares so much about Open Government Markets.

This week’s latest from PSF:

Building a high-quality pipeline through early leads — MasterClass

On Wednesday, September 28, 5-6pm EDT, for our US readers, GovShop is running a free MasterClass looking at the best way to stand out and generate leads early in the government market. Founder Raj Sharma will be exploring:

  • Examples of how he  won a government contract in one week after publishing content
  • Five proven content strategies that are easy to implement
  • How content can be used at various points in the sales cycle
  • Content types and when to use them
  • Simple strategies to publish content that generate leads and help you stand out

Learn more about what this MasterClass will cover and register for you and your team here, for free. 

7 Solutions for effective remote team meetings

Keeping workers motivated in virtual environments is a challenge for companies of all sizes, as well as for government agencies. There are proven ways to address employee engagement, including cutting-edge tools specifically designed to address motivation. This article is written by Tracey Foulkes, CPO & Co-Founder of WNDYR, a remote team of consultants that specialize in optimizing individuals and teams during times of work transformation. The ability to transform from in-office to virtual teams is more crucial now than ever.

WNDYR is part of Public Spend Forum’s GovMarket Growth Program, as well as Public Spend Forum and Shatter Fund’s Women-Led Tech Accelerator Cohort. 

Read the article here.

Innovation Tech Showcase

The ongoing GovShop Tech Pitch Showcase features 4 powerhouse entrepreneurs speed pitching their innovative tech products to government agencies in just 5 minutes.

Any Government official 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.

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.

Register to join the next showcase on Thu, Sep 30, 3:00 ‒ 3:30 PM EDT.

And in other news … 

Price of carbon dioxide set to increase five-fold as UK government pays out millions to restart production

UK: Teesside Tenders launches to make local contracts accessible to local businesses

UK: National Highways announces multi-billion-pound road renewals programme framework

EU signs joint procurement deal for US Eli Lilly Covid-19 treatment

New strategy points to public sector role in boosting AI in UK

Fraud and irregularities related to EU revenues and expenditure dropped 20% last year

Innovation and commitments can shape the future of inclusive value chains

Crown Commercial Service unveils £4bn digital transformation framework

GSA plans one-stop shop cloud marketplace

‘Significant gaps’ in Nightingale Hospitals contract data

European Commission’s long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas

French fiscal watchdog sees smaller deficit than expected by government

Amazon promises €20m for nature-based climate solutions in Europe

Worldwide: E-Signature Guide: Europe, Middle East, Africa


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.

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.

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.