Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. It tackles universal public procurement issues and on its website you will find articles, podcasts, opinion pieces, community notices, discussion trails and news stories. Some are country-specific, others global. It will require a one-off, quick registration to view them. If you feel strongly about making a difference in public sector procurement, please join us – follow the links in the summaries below. And follow us @PSpendForum to hear what we've been up to and what we've got in store.

Two webinars coming soon which we thought you might like to know about

Gathering market intelligence is a critical part of the procurement process, but it is time-consuming. So, in Techniques for Conducting Efficient, Effective Government Market Research, Raj Sharma and Frank McNally will discuss the key principles and practical tips for conducting effective market research in as little time as possible. Register here for August 28 at 2:00 pm ET (that’s 7pm BST).

Then on September 18 again at 2:00 pm ET, in Unpacking Best Value – Understanding and Embracing Value Based Approaches for Procurement, Todd Snelgrove, Founding Partner at Experts In Value will talk about how some advanced companies and even governments today have a systematic way to choose, measure and reward suppliers that help them realise the most measurable value. He will give real-world examples of how and why to choose and measure suppliers differently. You can register for that here.

Six Tips For Your Best Market Research

Complementing the webinars, Public Spend Forum has produced a guide to finding the top government contractors for your procurement requirements. It divides government market research into two categories: strategic and tactical, and goes on to define each. Then it explains how you can go about conducting effective market research to find your best government contractors. It lays out six tips to help you identify the top government contractors in your target market, to help your customers write better requirements, and ultimately to produce best value outcomes for all of your procurement stakeholders. Read the whole article here.

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