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. If you feel strongly about making a difference in public sector procurement, please join the platform.

Stories this week ...

5 Tips for Better Communication Between Buyers and Suppliers

Public Spend Forum has consolidated top 5 tips for better communication between public sector buyers and potential or prospective suppliers. This is a guide to help enable better industry communication, relationships with industry and improve contracts and outcomes. In it General Wendy Masiello reflects on her time as military procurement leader in the DoD and shares her learnings and advice. Read more here.

Breakthrough: Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Applications and Start-ups in Government

On May 1, Raj Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO at Public Spend Forum & GovShop, Manpreet Mattu, Global Lead, VC & Start-ups Business Development at AWS and Nirav Desai, Senior Partner at Moonbeam will be hosting an event (The Breakthrough Series for Start-ups, in Arlington US) to bring together government leaders, technology start-ups and emerging technology firms. They will be discussing how augmented and virtual reality technologies are transforming the way government agencies provide training and accelerate the development of skills in critical areas. In this first session they will be looking at how governments can find technologies to help with these pressing challenges, helping companies to break through the government bureaucracy to more easily work with government. We will be reporting on the outcomes after the event. Of course do register if you happen to be in the region.

And in other news ...

British MoD To Buy Fleet of Boeing Surveillance Planes

Healthcare Solutions Partner Publishes EU Exit Mitigation Plan

Please Procure Responsibly: The State Of Public Service Commissioning - New Report

Gov.UK - Government Leads The Way With New Tool in Tackling Modern Slavery

France - Making Public Procurement of Food More Sustainable

Scotland: Work-Based Learning - Fast Return for Learner and Employer

Women-led Startups and Small Businesses Have Advice for Government

NHS sets up Brexit supply disruption hotline


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