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 produces podcasts, articles, opinion pieces, community notices, and news stories, and holds regular events. To check out what we've been up to click the links below or follow us @PSpendForum

Inspiring Women Procurement Leaders to Improve Government Contracting 

In the recent episode of the Public Procurement Leaders Podcast, Raj Sharma spoke with Marcheta Gillespie, Director, Global Council for Women in Procurement. The relationship building and problem-solving she developed during her career have been integral in the work she’s done since her public sector departure. Now a champion for creating more opportunities for women in procurement, Marcheta is part of a group of leaders encouraging women to be more involved in the profession. Listen to that interview here.

The 4 Value Levers of Public Procurement

Working within the public sector has its challenges. All too often, the entire public sector market—buyers and suppliers alike—is subjected to arbitrary policies drafted by groups that have little understanding of how to generate value or achieve lowest cost. This article covers an overview of the 4 levers of public procurement value, an example of why it’s important to understand the levers of public procurement, and a deep-dive into one of the most important levers of public procurement value. Read more here.

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