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Public Spend Forum: Boosting the adoption of responsible robotics in Europe and other stories

10/29/2021 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:

Changing the Way We See: Fitz Frames from children to the war fighter

The Shatter Fund and Public Spend Forum’s Government Market Accelerator empowers women-led, minority and underserved companies with the market information, knowledge and network they need to thrive and accelerate their growth.

Fitz Frames is one of the members and is changing the way we see and providing custom solutions for underserved groups. Raj Sharma, CEO & Founder of Public Spend Forum, spoke with Founder of Fitz Frames Heidi Hertel and CEO Gabriel Schlumberger in this episode of our Public Sector Heroes Podcast to hear how they are revolutionizing the process of buying glasses from “terrible and disappointing” to an easy and personal experience.

Listen here

GovMarket Growth MasterMind: Building leads, the right opportunities and standing out

Join this Master Mind to learn about high-growth strategies that help you create a robust pipeline, reduce your time to revenue, and help build scale. This event is only for GovShop Subscription holders.

As anyone who has grown and built any type of business knows, having mentors and advisors and peers can help tremendously learn new practices and get answers to challenges that may be preventing us from growing and scaling our business.

This is a weekly Master Mind class with Raj Sharma, CEO and Founder of Public Spend Forum, leaders and experts from PSF’s global network and entrepreneurs who are working to drive growth in their businesses.

  • Discuss one growth framework or strategy with specific examples, presented by Raj and other experts, based on proven growth principles
  • Have a group discussion on how the strategy can be applied to your business
  • Have an open Q&A with the team

Register for November 3, 1pm – 2pm EDT


And in other news … 

European Commission launches Robotics4EU Project to boost the adoption of responsible robotics in Europe

Key takeaways for procurement and supply from the UK budget

Could cyber security be the next big healthcare emergency?

Recovery of raw materials is cornerstone of EU battery law

Scotland Excel is working with Scottish public sector to fight climate change

UK Cabinet Office floats multimillion-pound contracts to develop online voter ID service

Spain proposes EU countries jointly buy gas

EU gathers evidence for competition probe of gas suppliers

UK Government set to announce extra £2.1bn for NHS IT

Hungarian government makes bid for Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport

Public sector Scotland: 15 firms appointed to £500m public buildings and infrastructure framework

Greek aircraft and naval vessels procurement surge shows no sign of abating

Several Slovak cities uncertain about next year’s energy and electricity supply

UK public sector spending on consultants more than doubles

EU to boost sustainable growth of Europe’s cultural and creative sectors

Emerging Tech and Innovation 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.

If you missed the last tech showcase you can watch a replay of the 5-minute pitches here:

No Wait Inside: Customer flow management solution

ProcedureFlow: Knowledge management software

Rekor Systems: Intelligent infrastructure solution

1Huddle: Mobile games for employee training

Register to join the next showcase here 


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.