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.

Stories this week ...

How to Conduct Government Market Research

Public Spend Forum’s recent webinar covered practical tips for conducting effective market research in an efficient manner. Based on their own research and experience working in public procurement, the hosts shared their insights on the questions to ask early in your market research, finding keywords that describe your ideal product or service, and using GovShop filters to identify eligible small business concerns for your set aside contracts.  Watch the recording here.

Sustainable SRM Is Focus of 10th Annual State of Flux Report on Supplier Relationships

In its 10th annual report on supplier relationship management, called “Sustainable SRM: Nurturing Growth in a New Climate,” State of Flux CEO Alan Day notes that his firm focused on this topic because organizations face pressure to be more sustainable and, since many social and environmental issues come from the supply chain, it’s important to make sustainable SRM part of a business’ daily practice. Read about it here.

And in other news ...

Scotland to Stem the Flow of Public Money into Arms Firms

Irish Public Sector Workers Demand Pay Hikes

EU Member States Unique Paths Into the Circular Economy

UK CCS Contests That Only 8% of Tech Spending is Going to SMEs

Italy’s Plan for Public e-Procurement in IT and Digital Public Administration

FSB Publishes Small Business Plan for Europe

New Deloitte Perspective on Public Sector Tech Trends


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