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Public Spend Forum: Identifying a global ecosystem of suppliers and experts through ML

11/19/2021 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:

Using machine learning to rapidly identify a global ecosystem of suppliers and experts

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, governments, foundations and funders around the world are working to address a myriad of public health, epidemiological and economic challenges confronting their communities and the world. Any solution to these complex challenges is likely to require rapid identification of, and collaboration with, an ecosystem of partners including private sector companies, academic and non-profit institutions and experts from all over the world.

Raj Sharma, CEO PSF and Govshop and John Dickerson, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Maryland and advisor to GovShop, highlight, through an example on vaccines and therapeutics, how leaders can use GovShop’s data to ensure the right suppliers and experts are selected and mobilized to address the challenges the world faces.

Read more here.

Emerging Tech and Innovation Showcase

The Tech Pitch Showcase is a weekly no-cost platform for emerging and diverse companies to showcase their cutting-edge product or service to help them stand out in the government market.

The format is fast — 4 entrepreneurs have 5 minutes each to pitch infront of a team of buyers from Federal, state and local government agencies.

Attend if you are in government to help lower the barriers to entry for emerging suppliers and hear about innovative solutions that you should know about.

Attend if you are a supplying company and want to learn from your peers about what makes for a great GovMarket tech pitch.

Learn more and apply to present a pitch, here.

Watch a video of previous pitches here.

Hear also from Women in AR/VR: speed pitches from 3 powerhouse female entrepreneurs


And in other news … 

Despite green pledges, less than a quarter of organisations monitor suppliers on carbon emissions

US Department of Defence expands cloud computing overseas

UK Government publishes National Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Businesses and governments urged to take action over Trojan Source supply chain attacks

More than 20 countries have agreed to work towards establishing “green shipping corridors” to be used by zero-emission vessels.

UK Government response to the call for views on supply chain cyber security

How blockchain-based firms are taking over banking and public sector roles

The future of smart cities: Leaders forecast more digitally just governance

Europe: Public tendering rules

Suppliers chosen for NHS digital documents framework in four-year agreement is estimated at £5bn

Department of Energy: Improvements needed to strengthen strategic planning for the acquisition workforce

US Army unveils new digital transformation strategy

New research shows decarbonisation is a primary driver of transport investment and strategic decisions

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.